Two arrested, charged with weapons offenses in Elgin
Two men who were free on bond from previous cases recently were arrested in Elgin on felony weapons charges and are held at the Kane County jail.
Rayquan L. Smith, 19, of the 1100 block of Apple Lane, Elgin, is charged with felonies of armed violence, two counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, possession of a firearm with a defaced serial number, violation of a bail bond, possession of a controlled substance, along with misdemeanor charges of obstructing identification, driving while license expired and resisting arrest, according to prosecutors and Kane County court records.
Jeremiah D. Delt, 23, of the 2900 block of South Dearborn Street, Chicago, is charged with felonies of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and violation of bail bond and a misdemeanor charge of resisting a police officer, according to prosecutors and court records.
The charges stem from a June 18 traffic stop on the city's near east side.
Prosecutors said Elgin police made the stop at 3:30 a.m. at DuPage Street and Park Row. Police found a loaded 9 mm handgun with the serial number removed and unprescribed Xanax pills on Smith, and officers found a loaded semi-automatic rifle in the car under the front passenger seat, prosecutors said.
At the time of their arrests, Smith was free on $15,000 bond for a May 3 armed robbery charge, and Delt was free on $150 bond for a June 15 misdemeanor charge of aggravated assault, according to court records.
Smith is held on $550,000 bail, meaning he must post $55,000 in order to be released while the cases are pending. He is next due in court July 13 and faces a sentence ranging from six to 30 years in prison if convicted of armed violence.
Delt is held on $200,000 bail, meaning be must post $20,000 in order to be released while the charges are pending. Delt is next due in court Monday and faces a sentence ranging from probation to up to three years in prison if convicted of unlawful use of a weapon.