Search turns up guns and brings two arrests
By Brian Stanley firstname.lastname@example.org February 7, 2013 4:38PM
JOLIET — Police arrested a reputed gang member and a convicted sex offender after reportedly finding five guns during a search Wednesday morning.
Cmdr. Brian Benton said police obtained a warrant for 354 Wilson Ave. after receiving information Marquell D. Franklin, 21, had a firearm.
Franklin has two previous arrests for carrying guns.
Officers reportedly found one gun on Franklin and four more inside the house. They also found Franklin’s friend Derrick T. Bailey, 22, was staying there, Benton said.
Bailey had been convicted of aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a 12-year-old when he was 17 and is listed as a sexual predator, according to the state police.
Franklin was booked into the county jail on charges of being an armed habitual criminal, unlawful use of a weapon, unauthorized possession of a firearm and possession of a stolen firearm. His bond has been set at $200,000.
Bailey was booked into the county jail on three counts of failing to comply with the state’s sex offender registry requirements.