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Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Bond Set at $50,000 for Aurora Man Accused of Illegal Gun Sales
DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin announced today that an Aurora man has been charged with one count of Unlawful Purchase of a Firearm with Intent to Deliver (Class 1 Felony) and one count of Disorderly Conduct – False Police Report (Class 4 Felony.) Latrell English, 22 (d.o.b. 7/2/1995) of 1336 Normantown Road, appeared in Bond Court last weekend where bond was set at $50,000 with 10% to apply.
On February 3, 2018, English allegedly informed the Aurora Police Department that firearms had recently been stolen out of the trunk of his car and that he knew the identity of the thief. An investigation conducted by the Aurora Police Department revealed that one of the guns in question was seized by authorities and has been in evidence lockup for the past several months. Further investigation into the matter revealed that on September 8, 2017, English allegedly purchased the guns for another individual and that he would make a profit on the sale. It is further alleged that the individual to whom English sold the weapons is a known street gang member and convicted felon and therefore prohibited from legally possessing a firearm.
“The actions alleged against Mr. English are extremely serious,” Berlin said. “There is no doubt about it that illegal gun sales as alleged in this case are fueling crime throughout the entire region. What I find particularly troubling about the allegations in this case is that at least one of the guns was allegedly purchased with the intent of providing that weapon to a known felon who is prohibited from possessing any firearms. I would like to thank the Aurora Police Department for their fine police work in this case that will allow us to bring a strong prosecution against Mr. English. I would also like to thank Assistant State’s Attorney Matt Dambach for his efforts on this case.”
English’s next court appearance is scheduled for March 19, 2018, in front of Judge Liam Brennan.
Members of the public are reminded that this complaint contains only charges and is not proof of the defendant’s guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the government’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.