Sheriff's office: Gurnee man was served order of protection, then crashed car

By Mary Chappell
Daily Herald correspondent
Updated 7/15/2019 11:24 PM

A Gurnee man crashed his car into a tree shortly after he was served an order of protection, the Lake County sheriff's office said.

A sheriff's deputy served the order to the man at 4:45 p.m. on the 6000 block of Formoor Lane and asked him to surrender any firearms. The man told the deputy he didn't have guns, Lake County sheriff's Sgt. Chris Covelli said.


Covelli said the deputy knew the man didn't have a valid Firearm Owners Identification card or a valid driver's license but later saw the man drive past in his car and resisted the deputy's attempt to pull him over.

The man crashed into a tree, Covelli said, then tried to run away.

The man surrendered when confronted by the deputy's police dog, Covelli said.

The man did have guns, despite what he told the deputy, Covelli said.

Charges haven't yet been filed, Covelli said, but the case is under investigation.

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