A North Chicago man, who is a convicted felon, allegedly attacked his girlfriend, fled the scene and crashed into a tree in Waukegan. A Lake County sheriff’s canine found a loaded gun that he tried to ditch.
Qvousier M. Redd, 24, of the 1700 block of Barrett Court in North Chicago, was charged with felon in possession of a firearm, two counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, possession of a firearm with a defaced serial number and two counts of domestic battery.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Emma Smoler said during a bond hearing Sunday that officers with the Waukegan Police Department responded Saturday to a call of a domestic disturbance at a residence.
The victim, who is in a relationship with Redd, reported that he attacked her and pulled a gun on her.
During the attack, Redd allegedly pushed the victim and punched her in the face.
Officers observed a cut on her chin that was actively bleeding.
Redd had fled the scene but crashed his car into a tree nearby, Smoler said.
A witness reported Redd got out of his car following the crash and ran. Another witness saw the man running with a backpack, Smoler said.
Officers located Redd and took him into custody.
Lake County Sheriff’s Canine Boomer was called to the scene to do an article search.
Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli said Boomer found a backpack in a wooded area right next to the path the offender took as he fled.
The backpack was found near Frolic Avenue and Grandville Avenue in Waukegan.
Inside the backpack was a loaded Ruger P95 handgun with an extended magazine, Smoler said. The gun had a defaced serial number.
“Fortunately, because of Boomer, it won’t end up in the hands of a child or someone else who shouldn’t have it!” the sheriff’s office said on social media.
Redd has no Firearm Owner’s Identification or concealed carry license and he is a convicted felon.
During his arrest, officers found Redd in possession of a live round of ammunition that matched the caliber of the recovered handgun, Smoler said.
Court records show Redd was out on bond at the time of his arrest for possession of a firearm in North Chicago in April 2021. That case remains open and ongoing.
Lake County Judge Jacquelyn Melius ordered Redd held in the Lake County Jail on a $250,000 umbrella bond.
Redd remains held in the jail and is scheduled to appear in court again on July 6.