A Chicago man, who is a convicted felon and out on bond for fleeing police, was arrested after he was found with weapons along with cocaine and fentanyl in McHenry County.
Theodore L. King, 35, of Chicago, was charged with manufacturing or delivery of cocaine, manufacturing or delivery of fentanyl, possession of cocaine, two counts of felon in possession of a weapon, possession of a controlled substance and resisting a peace officer.
A criminal complaint filed in McHenry County Circuit Court alleges King possessed 15-100 grams of a substance containing cocaine and fentanyl on Thursday morning.
King also possessed a black switchblade knife “with the intent to use” the weapon, the complaint said. Black brass knuckles were also found.
King is a convicted felon and is not allowed to possess dangerous weapons.
During King’s arrest, he refused to exit his vehicle after being told to do so numerous times by detectives with the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, the complaint said.
King also continued to reach towards his waistband multiple times, the complaint added.
Prosecutors filed a petition to detain King pending trial, calling him a real and present threat to the safety of the community.
McHenry County Judge Jennifer Johnson granted the petition during a detention hearing on Friday.
The judge found King has a past criminal history with similar offenses. Prosecutors said King attempted to conceal the drugs during his arrest.
King was on court supervision at the time of his arrest and was also out on bond for another criminal case filed against him earlier this year.
In May, King was charged in McHenry County with aggravated fleeing to elude police, speeding 35+ mph over the limit, unlawful use of cannabis by driver and traffic offenses.
The most serious charge against King in his latest case is a Class X felony, which carries a sentence of six to 30 years in prison.
A status of preliminary hearing is scheduled for Monday.