Felon from South Elgin had assault rifle, ammo in trunk, Aurora police say

  • Ryan Harnish

    Ryan Harnish

  • Aurora police said officers found a large duffel bag with an assault rifle and more than 800 rounds of ammunition inside the trunk of a South Elgin man's vehicle during a traffic stop

    Aurora police said officers found a large duffel bag with an assault rifle and more than 800 rounds of ammunition inside the trunk of a South Elgin man's vehicle during a traffic stop Courtesy of Aurora Police Department

 
By Tim Edmonds
Daily Herald correspondent
Updated 7/18/2019 6:47 PM

Aurora police on Wednesday said they arrested a felon from South Elgin last week after finding an assault rifle and more than 800 rounds of armor-piercing ammunition during a traffic stop.

Ryan Harnish, 38, of the 0-100 block of Warwick Court, was charged with two counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, one count of unlawful use of firearm projectiles, one count of possessing firearms without a Firearm Owner's Identification card, and one count of unlawful use or possession of weapons or ammunition by a felon, according to a news release. All the charges are felonies.

 

The weapons and ammunition were found in a duffel back in the trunk of Harish's vehicle during a traffic stop at Galena Boulevard and Gladstone Avenue on July 9, police said.

Harnish told investigators he was holding the rifle and ammunition for a friend, the news release said.

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