Illegal Gun Possession Charges for Three Individuals

Illegal Gun Possession Charges for Three Individuals

Three individuals have been charged with federal offenses for allegedly illegally possessing guns or ammunition in Chicago. Under the Department of Justice’s Operation Legend, the charges are the first federal prosecutions in Chicago. 30-year old Darryl Collins of Dolton is facing one count of illegal possession of ammunition by a convicted felon.

21-year old Romeo Holloway of Chicago is charged with one count of illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Both Holloway and Collins were not lawfully allowed to possess a firearm or ammunition as they were previously convicted of criminal felonies. 22-year old Darryl Phillips of Chicago is charged with one count of illegal possession of a machinegun. All three defendants are currently detained in federal custody.

John R. Lausch, Jr., United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois; Kristen deTineo, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago Field Division of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; and David Brown, Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department announced the federal charges.

In the Collins case, the government is represented by U.S. Attorney Julia K. Schwartz; Assistant U.S. Attorney Jared Hasten in the Holloway case; and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeannice W. Appenteng in the Phillips case. Department of Justice initiated the Operation Legend. Under the new initiative, federal law enforcement agencies work in conjunction with state and local law enforcement officials to fight violent crime.

Operation Legend has strengthened our efforts to apprehend and charge illegal gun offenders in Chicago,” said U.S. Attorney Lausch.  “Under Operation Legend, we are working closer than ever with the Chicago Police Department, ATF, and other federal, state, and local law enforcement partners to arrest and prosecute individuals engaging in violent crime in the city.”

Related Posts
Operation Legend Expanded to Chicago
United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois John R. Lausch Jr, today joined
Massac County EMA’s former assistant director faces federal fraud charges
Christopher Thompson, a 29-year-old Kentucky man, has been charged with mail and wire fraud. He
Aurora Downtown to turn downtown into Sugar Skull City to honor Day of the Dead
Aurora Downtown is presenting the Sugar Skull City event from October 15 to November 15.
Alleged Embezzlement Indictment for Champaign County Woman
Former office manager of a Champaign, Ill., contractor supply company has been indicted by a
Lurie Children’s receives CHIME’s Most Wired Digital Health Quality Award
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) conducts an annual survey under its Digital
Halloween Nights Lights sold out, waitlist is still open
Halloween Nights Lights is a completely different event introduced by Naperville Park District this year.
Illegal Gun Selling Charges for Indiana Man
An Indiana man is facing the law as he is charged with a federal firearm
Chicago issues $28 million building permit for Phase II of Michigan tower
The second phase of a 47-story tower at Michigan and Wacker has acquired a building
Illinois State Board of Education trains new teachers through instructional and mentorship program
It is a unique first year of teaching for new teachers in Illinois. The Illinois
Kinzie Builders tops off $20 million rental community project in Chicago
Kinzie Builders said that it had topped off a $20 million rental community project in