Illegal Gun Selling Charges for Indiana Man

Illegal Gun Selling Charges for Indiana Man

An Indiana man is facing the law as he is charged with a federal firearm offense for allegedly illegally selling dozens of handguns and assault rifles in the Chicago area. 55-year old Wayne Adam Tucker of Albion, Ind., is charged with one count of dealing firearms without a license, and one count of distribution of a controlled substance.

A criminal complaint was unsealed on Monday in federal court in Chicago. The complaint accuses Tucker of selling 39 guns on four occasions from April 2019 to February 2020. In south suburban Dolton, three of the alleged sales occured, while one deal allegedly happened in Hammond, Ind. The complaint states that Tucker was unknown to the fact that in all of the deals, the buyer was confidentially working on behalf of law enforcement.

On Sunday, Tucker was arrested. On Monday, he made an initial court appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Cole. Judge Cole ordered Tucker to be released on home detention pending trial. John R. Lausch, Jr., United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois; Emmerson Buie, Jr., Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago Field Office of the FBI; and David Brown, Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department announced the charges.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney John D. Cooke. According to the complaint, on April 28, 2019, Aug. 17, 2019, Nov. 16, 2019, and Feb. 8, 2020, Tucker carried out the four unlicensed sales of the guns to the confidential source. The complaint states that Tucker explained to the “buyer” that several people were supplying him with firearms that had been purchased at gun shows in Indiana.

Guest Writer

Related Posts
Chicago Steel vs Waterloo Black Hawks
The Chicago Steel clashed with the Waterloo Black Hawks on Saturday night at Fox Valley
District Judge sentences former university high school teacher to 10 years for child pornography
Douglas O. Mynatt, a former Urbana’s University High School teacher, has been sentenced by US
Naperville offers IMUA Scholarship competition to high school seniors
The high school seniors are encouraged to apply for the IMUA Scholarship competition. The City
Amazing opportunity for Artists
A second gateway mural will be funded by the Aurora Downtown’s Streetscape committee. The mural
“Pump and Dump” Stock Fraud Scheme Indictment
A federal grand jury in Chicago has indicted a former executive of a Silicon Valley
Disability Culture Leadership Initiative Launched
Chicago-based nonprofit grant-making organization 3Arts has announced today the launch of the Disability Culture Leadership
Three Players Added to Chicago Steel Roster
The Chicago Steel has added enforcements within their team as they announced the addition of
2021 will see Summer Outdoor Concerts?
Naperville Park District is planning for the summer events. The most anticipated events will be
Child Pornography Charges for Rockford Man
A federal grand jury has indicted a Rockford man on Tuesday on charges of producing
Elk Grove Village man sentenced to 16 years in prison for attempted murder
Cameron Ruebusch, a 25-year-old Elk Grove Village man, has been sentenced to 16 years in