A SWAT team arrested a sexual assault suspect and a second man, both of whom were found with guns, during a search warrant at a house in Lake in the Hills Friday afternoon.
The Lake in the Hills Police Department and the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office’s multi-jurisdictional SWAT team executed a search warrant around 1:45 p.m. Friday in the first block of Deerpath Road.
The police department said the search warrant was the result of an investigation into “illegal activity.”
Two suspects, Jordan M. Aristud and Alberto I. Pietri-Molina, were taken into custody without incident.
The two suspects were both found in possession of defaced guns, police said.
Aristud and Pietri-Molina were transported to the McHenry County Jail and have been charged with multiple felonies.
Aristud, 19, of Lake in the Hills, was charged with defacing identification marks on a firearm, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a firearm, operating a vehicle without a valid driver’s license, possession of cannabis in a vehicle and three counts of possession of a large capacity ammunition feeding device.
Pietri-Molina, 19, of Lake in the Hills, was charged with criminal sexual assault by force, three counts of unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon, two counts of defacing identification marks on a firearm, three counts of unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of a controlled substance and four counts of possession of a large capacity ammunition feeding device.
Both men reside in the home where the warrant was conducted, police said.
In January, a gunman fired shots at a home and car two days in a row on the same street where Aristud and Pietri-Molina live.
The Lake in the Hills Police Department said the first incident occurred on January 2 when a single gunshot was fired at a residence around 6:20 p.m.
The second incident occurred the following day in the evening.
Three gunshots were fired toward the same residence, striking the home and a parked vehicle, during that incident.
No one was injured during either incident, police said.
The first shooting initially went unreported and was only discovered during the investigation into the second shooting.
Police have not confirmed whether the residence where Aristud and Pietri-Molina live is the same one that was targeted in the shootings.
Both men remain held in the McHenry County Jail and are scheduled to appear for an initial court hearing Saturday morning.