Men arrested on gun charges at Rockford McDonald’s

By Jim Hagerty
Staff Writer

Two men face weapons charges after being arrested at a Rockford fast-food restaurant Tuesday, Jan. 7.

Police responded to McDonald’s at 1441 Kishwaukee St., after receiving a report of a man with a gun inside the establishment.

When police arrived, officers observed the suspect sitting with two other men. As officers approached, the suspect fled to a nearby car.

After a K-9 search of the vehicle, officers found two .25 caliber handguns and one 9mm handgun.

Arrested at the scene were Keon Winford, 20, of Rockford, and 20-year-old Rockford resident Lanair Jones-Sullivan.

Winford was charged with unlawful use of weapon, no FOID, and possession of a firearm by a gang member. Jones-Sullivan faces single counts of unlawful use of a firearm, no FOID and contempt of court.

Vasshawn Reeves, 20, of Rockford, was taken into custody on outstanding warrants for aggravated domestic battery and failure to appear in court.

Winford and Jones-Sullivan are housed in the Winnebago County Jail and scheduled to appear in court Thursday, Jan. 9, at 1:30 p.m.

Vasshawn Reeves has been released on bond.

Posted Jan. 8, 2014

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