Main Phone Number
(773) 674-CCSO (2276)

Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/cooksheriff Fan us on Facebook Fan us on Facebook Watch us on YouTube Watch us on YouTube

QUICK LINKS


Search for Inmate Information/Visitation Registration


Safe Disposal of
Prescription Drugs


Submit a Crime Tip


Freedom of Information
Act Request


Detainee Discharge


Animal Abuser Registry Look-up


The Opioid Crisis


Sheriff's Reentry
Assistance Network


Public Corruption
Complaint Forms


Merit Board Decisions
& Video


Civil Process Service
Lookup

Evictions, Foreclosures
& Civil Process


Sheriff's Employment
Action Manual


Social Services


Internet Safety Tips


Complaints


Firearm Information

HILLSIDE MAN CHARGED WITH UUW AFTER BEING FOUND WITH GUN IN MELROSE PARK

Home > Press Page

Sunday, November 5, 2017A 23-year-old man has been charged with a felony after Cook County Sheriff’s Police officers found him with a stolen pistol in unincorporated Melrose Park, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today.

At approximately 2:45 p.m. on Nov. 3, Sheriff’s officers responding to another complaint in the 2300 block of North Mannheim Road, learned that Jovantae Withers was in the area and carrying a gun. Withers was subsequently located nearby and found with a loaded 9mm pistol in his waistband. The gun had a full 14-round clip.

Further investigation found that Withers, a Hillside resident, has a previous felony conviction and does not have a Firearm Owner’s Identification (FOID) card or Concealed Carry permit.

Withers was taken into custody and charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, a class 2 felony.

During a bond court appearance on Saturday, Withers received an I-bond and was released on his own recognizance.

Sheriff Dart reminds the public that the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty by the government in a court of law.

Home > Press Page
Home / Site Map / Search Site / Legal Disclaimer / Login