An alleged gang member was arrested after he was found possessing a gun while inside a bar in Woodstock and then flashing “hand signs” at another person, court records show.
Michael N. Infelise, 28, of Palatine, was charged with possession of a firearm by a gang member, two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm with a FOID and possession of firearm ammunition without a FOID.
A criminal complaint filed in McHenry County Circuit Court said Infelise possessed a Ruger LCP .380 pistol while inside Benton Street Tap, 219 North Benton Street in Woodstock.
The complaint said Infelise was walking to his vehicle that was parked in the parking lot when he made utterances about being a member of the Maniac Latin Disciples.
Infelise then displayed “hand signs” to another man who was walking by the area around 1:15 a.m. Saturday, the complaint said.
The complaint said Infelise has numerous gang-affiliated tattoos on him.
He was also wearing light blue and black, which are colors of the Maniac Latin Disciples.
The complaint said Infelise violated the law by carrying the semi-automatic pistol while being a gang member and also while being inside a bar.
Infelise also does not have a valid Firearm Owners Identification card, the complaint added.
McHenry County Judge Mary Nader ordered Infelise held on a $30,000 bond.
Infelise was released from the McHenry County Jail Saturday evening after posting 10% of his bond.
A status of preliminary hearing is scheduled for Wednesday.