Authorities: Lisle man had 40 illegal firearms

Daily Herald report
Updated 8/18/2014 2:29 PM

A Lisle man was one of two people arrested on federal firearms charges stemming from a multijurisdictional investigation involving local and federal law enforcement agencies.

Walter "Charlie" Freeman, 35, whose last known address was in Lisle, is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday, along with Timothy Vana, 53, of Forest Park.

The men are accused of possessing an assortment of 40 firearms, including 9 mm, 25 mm, .22-caliber, .38-caliber and .45-caliber handguns, according to federal prosecutors. Between October 2010 and July 2011, the men possessed the weapons, which authorities believe were stolen, and also attempted to sell some of them, authorities said.

Both men have previous felony convictions and face up to 10 years in prison if convicted of illegally possessing and dealing the firearms.

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