Man arrested after using a stolen gun in a drive-by shooting
By Brian Stanley firstname.lastname@example.org August 21, 2013 6:48PM
Daiereonte O. Lesley | Will County Sheriff's Office
Updated: September 23, 2013 2:44PM
JOLIET — An 18-year-old man was caught driving around with a loaded gun Monday — a day after he shot at people from the same car, police said.
No one was injured when two men were seen shooting about 5:30 p.m. Sunday in the 1300 block of Fairmont Avenue, according to reports. Cmdr. Al Roechner said shell casings were recovered from the scene and witnesses described the vehicle used in the drive-by.
At 9:52 p.m. Monday officers spotted a matching brown Oldsmobile Toronado in the 1100 block of Charlesworth Avenue and pulled it over when the driver failed to signal while turning, Roechner said.
“As they approached, officers noticed the driver kept ducking down and reaching under the passenger seat,” Roechner said. No passengers were in the Oldsmobile.
A search under the seat found a 9 mm Luger pistol loaded with 12 rounds in the clip and one in the chamber, Roechner said. The gun was reported stolen from Plainfield, according to records.
Daireonte O. Lesley, admitted he’d been shooting at a group standing in front of a house the day before, Roechner said.
Lesley, of 1413 Cornflower Drive, was arrested on charges of aggravated discharge of a firearm, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, possession of a stolen firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm and unauthorized possession of ammunition.
Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of Lesley’s release from his first detention at the county jail. On June 9, 2012, Lesley was arrested with three other men for using a realistic-looking BB gun to rob two boys walking near Theodore and Center streets in Crest Hill. Lesley was charged with armed robbery and was in jail until Aug. 20, 2012.