Maywood man sentenced to 16 years on DuPage gun charges
A Maywood man is headed to prison after pleading guilty to gun charges Thursday in DuPage County.
Michael H. Jones, 32, was sentenced to 16 years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm by a street gang member.
Prosecutors said Jones was pulled over for speeding along I-355 on June 5, 2017, and when questioned he provided multiple different fake names to the state trooper. He was arrested at the scene for obstructing identification and the car was searched.
During the search, prosecutors said, the trooper discovered a loaded 9 mm handgun.
At the time of his arrest, Jones was out on bond after a similar 2013 arrest in Villa Park in which he was pulled over and found to be in possession of a loaded gun, records show.
Jones has been held on $100,000 bail since June 6.
"As a felon, Mr. Jones has forfeited his right to legally possessing a firearm of any kind," DuPage County State's Attorney Robert Berlin said in a written statement. "Thankfully the weapons and Mr. Jones have been taken off the streets before they could seriously injure or, worse yet, kill someone."
Jones received a sentence of six years for the 2013 case and 10 years for the most recent case.
The sentences will be served consecutively. Jones will be required to serve half his sentence before being eligible for parole.