SHERIFF’S GUN SUPPRESSION TEAM
MAKES ARMED VIOLENCE,
DRUG POSSESSION ARREST
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
—A 20-year-old Harvey man who ran from members of the Cook County Sheriff’s Gun Suppression Team is facing felony charges after officers recovered a loaded revolver and drugs from him, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart said today.
About 3:35 p.m. Monday, members of the Gun Suppression Team noticed suspicious activity in an area known for narcotic sales in Harvey. When officers approached a group of people in the 14700 block of South Wood Street to investigate, one man, later identified Jamoney Conard, ran into a nearby store.
A Gun Suppression Team officer who followed Conard saw him attempt to throw a black object inside the store.
Conard was taken into custody. The object he attempted to throw was identified as a FIE Model T18 .22 caliber revolver. The weapon was loaded, and the serial number was unreadable.
During a search of the offender, officers found a large plastic bag with more than 35 grams of marijuana in his possession.
Conard has been charged with armed violence, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, possession of cannabis with intent to deliver, and possession of cannabis. His bond was set at $75,000 today at the Markham Courthouse. His next court appearance is scheduled for Oct. 2 at the Markham Courthouse.
Sheriff Dart reminds the public that the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty by the government in a court of law.
Since Sheriff Dart formed the unit in February, the Gun Suppression Team has recovered 220 firearms and 207 revoked Firearm Owner’s Identification cards. It also has resolved 127 FOID cases.