A Waukegan man, who is a convicted felon, was arrested after police found him in possession of a handgun after he allegedly fled from a vehicle crash with injuries in Waukegan.
Christopher G. Profit, 25, of the 800 block of Wadsworth Avenue in Waukegan, was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, felon in possession of a firearm, leaving the scene of an accident involving injury, reckless driving and two counts of disregarding a stop sign.
Criminal complaints filed in Lake County Circuit Court said that Profit was driving in a 2002 GMC near Powell Avenue and Belvidere Road in Waukegan on April 27.
Profit was involved in a vehicle crash in the area and was recklessly driving and disregarding stop signs, the complaints said.
Profit fled the scene of the crash, which resulted in injuries, the complaint said.
Police officers with the Waukegan Police Department arrested Profit in the 200 block of South Park Avenu minutes after the hit-and-run.
Officers found a loaded Ruger handgun in Profit’s vehicle, court documents show. The man is not allowed to possess firearms due to a previous felony conviction.
Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak ordered Profit held in the Lake County Jail on a $500,000 bond.
Profit remains held in the jail as of Tuesday and would need to post $50,000 cash in order to be released.
A court hearing is scheduled next for May 26.