A man who pleaded guilty to illegally possessing a gun that he allegedly fired shots from in the driveway of his Fox River Grove home has been sentenced to probation.
Anthony Masoni, 55, of Fox River Grove, was charged in May with possession of a firearm with a revoked FOID and reckless conduct.
He was later indicted by a grand jury on charges of possession of a firearm with a revoked FOID, reckless discharge of a firearm, two counts of illegal possession of ammunition and disorderly conduct.
A criminal complaint filed in McHenry County Circuit Court said that Masoni was sitting in a white 2017 Ford van around 3:50 p.m. on April 27.
The Ford was parked in the driveway of the man’s home in the 400 block of Concord Avenue in Fox River Grove.
Masoni discharged a Taurus .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun three times, the complaint said.
The firing of the gun endangered the safety of Masoni’s neighbors, the complaint said.
Masoni was not allowed to be in possession of the gun at the time because his Firearm Owner’s Identification card had been revoked in April 2015 by the Illinois State Police, the complaint added.
Officers with the Fox River Grove investigated the incident and obtained an arrest warrant for Masoni in May.
He was taken into custody on May 18 and released after posting 10% of a $10,000 bond.
Court records show Masoni entered into a negotiated plea deal with the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office on Thursday.
He pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a firearm with a revoked FOID, a Class 3 felony, in exchange for his other less serious charges being dismissed.
McHenry County Judge James Cowlin approved the plea deal and sentenced Masoni to 18 months probation and 50 hours of public service work.
Cowlin also ordered the man to obtain a substance abuse evaluation and complete the recommended treatment.
A jail sentence of 176 days was stayed as long as Masoni completes his sentence as ordered.