A 21-year-old man, who is a convicted murderer, was arrested earlier this week when officers found him and a woman with loaded guns during a traffic stop in Waukegan, prosecutors said.
Marvelo Wilson, 21, of the 1100 block of Riley Court in Racine, Wisconsin, was charged with three counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, obstructing identification and unlawful possession of a firearm.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Dino Katris said during a bond hearing that officers with the Waukegan Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle.
The stop happened on Wednesday and the vehicle had tinted windows and a tinted license plate cover.
Officers spotted the driver reaching behind a passenger seat during the stop.
Officers smelled an odor of cannabis and asked the driver and Wilson to exit the vehicle.
Wilson was the front seat passenger and he gave a fake name and date of birth to the officers, Katris said.
A search of the vehicle was conducted and officers found two guns inside under the passenger seat.
Katris said a loaded Glock 30 with an extended magazine was found to belong to Wilson.
Katris said a 9mm ghost gun with a laser sight was found to belong to the driver, Michelle L. Anthony, 24, of Danville.
Wilson does not have a Firearm Owner’s Identification card nor a concealed carry license. Anthony has a revoked Firearm Owner’s Identification card.
Wilson’s public defender asked the court to impose a reasonable cash bond.
Katris argued against the reasonable cash bond, saying that Wilson had a murder charge from 2016 when he was a juvenile. He had been sentenced to a detention center for five years in that case.
Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak ordered Wilson held on a $350,000 bond and ordered Anthony held on a $250,000 bond.
Anthony was charged with three counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 6.