Gun charges after Broadway traffic stop

 Online Staff Report


A Rockford man was arrested for several alleged offenses after being stopped on a traffic warrant Wednesday, May 28, in the 3800 block of Broadway.

At approximately 9:11 p.m., Wednesday, Rockford Police M3 Street Team officers observed Wayne Farley, who police say was wanted on a traffic warrant, enter a vehicle in the 3800 block of Broadway.

When police approached the vehicle, Farley attempted to hold the passenger door shut. Police pulled Farley from the vehicle and placed him under arrest.

During the search of the suspect’s clothing, two handguns were located in separate pants pockets, police said. The guns, a .380 semi-automatic and 45LC/.410 revolver were both loaded.

Farley has been charged with two counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, two counts of unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, illegal carry/possession of a firearm, no FOID, fleeing and eluding, and resisting arrest. He also faces charges related to the outstanding warrant.

Farley is lodged in the Winnebago County Jail on a $25,000 bond. He is expected in court Thursday, May 29.

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