A man out on pre-trial release for a gun charge was arrested again after a loaded rifle was found sitting next to his toddler, who was unrestrained, during a traffic stop in Waukegan.
Remorrian S. Gordon, 22, of Round Lake Beach, was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful possession of a short-barrel rifle, child endangerment, driving on a suspended license and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration.
The Waukegan Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Gordon near Keller Avenue and Dodge Avenue around 9:40 p.m. on November 7.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Manuel Mandujano said officers conducted the stop after learning the vehicle’s registration was suspended.
Gordon’s two-year-old son was unrestrained in a car seat in the rear of the car, Mandujano said.
Officers located a loaded .223 rifle on the backseat floorboard near the child.
The gun, which had a nine-inch barrel, was learned to have been stolen out of Beach Park, Mandujano said.
Gordon has a Firearm Owner’s Identification card but no concealed carry license.
At the time of the stop, Gordon was out on bond for an unlawful possession of a firearm case that he was arrested for in late June during a traffic stop in North Chicago.
He was released from custody on a personal recognizance bond following that arrest, court records show.
The newest charges against Gordon are also non-detainable under the SAFE-T Act.
Prosecutors filed a petition to revoke Gordon’s pre-trial release in the first case for violating his conditions of release, which included barring him from possessing firearms.
Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak granted the petition and ordered Gordon detained in the Lake County Jail pending trial.