Sheriff’s officials say three suspects were arrested by a SWAT team that conducted a warrant in Wonder Lake and found several guns and drugs Friday morning.
The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office sent out an alert around 10:30 a.m. Friday regarding the incident.
The sheriff’s office said there was “heavy police activity” near the intersection of Chippewa Drive and East Wonder Lake Road in Wonder Lake.
“There is no public safety threat. Please avoid this area until further notice,” the alert said.
Sheriff’s officials said a search warrant was being conducted at a residence.
Deputies were called out around 8:30 a.m. Friday to the 7100 block of Chippewa Drive, which is east of Wonder Lake Road.
A 911 caller reported a suspect stole from a woman and someone was threatening to hit the victim, according to police radio traffic.
The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Multi-Jurisdictional SWAT team and the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Task Force responded to the residence with a search warrant.
A nearby resident told Lake and McHenry County Scanner she heard the SWAT team involved in a standoff requesting someone to exit the house.
The sheriff’s office said on Tuesday that they arrested Allen L. Austin IV, 32, of Wonder Lake; Alexander F. Henson, 39, of Johnsburg; and Ericka L. Mowers, 32, of McHenry.
A criminal complaint filed in McHenry County Circuit Court alleges Austin was found in possession of a black barrel Stevens Model 320 12 gauge shotgun.
Austin is not allowed to possess firearms as he has a revoked Firearm Owner’s Identification card, the complaint said.
He was charged with possession of a firearm with a revoked FOID, a Class 3 felony.
A criminal complaint said Henson was found in possession of a silver semi-automatic Browning pistol and a black Taurus semi-automatic pistol. 9mm and .40 caliber ammunition was also found.
The complaint said Henson is a convicted felon and not allowed to possess firearms.
Henson possessed less than 15 grams of cocaine and a digital scale that had white residue on the surface, the complaint said.
Henson was charged with four counts of unlawful use of a firearm or ammunition by a felon, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
A criminal complaint said Mowers also possessed less than 15 grams of cocaine and a digital scale that had white residue on the surface.
Mowers was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The sheriff’s office has not provided further information on what exactly led to the warrant.
McHenry County Judge Jeffrey Altman released Austin and Mowers from the McHenry County Jail after imposing pre-trial conditions. Their charges are non-detainable under the SAFE-T Act.
The McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office filed a petition to detain Henson in jail pending trial, calling him a real and present threat to the safety of the community and also a willful flight risk.
Altman denied the petition and released Henson from the jail, court records show.
Henson was placed on home confinement and ordered to be put on electronic monitoring “based on defendant’s threat to the safety of the community,” the judge said in his release order.