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updated: 10/20/2012 11:16 PM

Elgin teen held on gun charges

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  • Lewis McCracken

    Lewis McCracken


An Elgin teen already on parole has been charged with possession of a stolen firearm following a recent Huntley burglary.

Police said they traced the stolen gun to 17-year-old known gang member Lewis McCracken, of the 700 block of Canyon Lane, in Elgin.

According to police, a Friday morning parole compliance check found McCracken at home, with the stolen .38 Special revolver and 32 rounds of ammunition at his bedside, along with a felony amount of cannabis that was individually packaged for sale.

McCracken is being held on $100,000 bond in Kane County jail on charges of armed violence, possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and the Illinois Department of Corrections has issued a parole warrant for McCracken.

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