A Crystal Lake man was found in contempt and sentenced to jail after he allegedly showed up to his McHenry County criminal court hearing while under the influence.
Justin R. Weber, 42, of Crystal Lake, was charged in May with three counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm by felon, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition and intoxicated pedestrian walking on roadway.
Officers with the Woodstock Police Department stopped Weber around 12:18 p.m. on May 11 at McConnell Road and Courtaulds Drive.
Weber was found intoxicated in the roadway near the intersection, according to a criminal complaint.
Officers found Weber possessing a gold Beretta 9mm handgun, which was loaded, the complaint said.
Weber also possessed eight rounds of 9mm ammunition, the complaint said.
Weber does not have a valid Firearm Owner’s Identification card or a concealed carry license.
He is also a convicted felon and not allowed to possess firearms.
Weber was arrested and released from the McHenry County Jail after posting 10% of a $60,000 bond.
Court records show Weber appeared in court on Wednesday for an arraignment hearing in the case.
McHenry County Judge Tiffany Davis found Weber in direct contempt of court during the hearing.
Davis sentenced Weber to two days in the McHenry County Jail with day-for-day credit to apply, an order showed.
McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office Community Information Officer Nicole Wolski said the contempt finding was because Weber was under the influence of alcohol, the Northwest Herald reported.
Davis continued Weber’s arraignment hearing to August 23. Weber has since been released from the jail.