A Crystal Lake patrol officer early Sunday morning discovered a convicted felon in possession of several loaded firearms in a local industrial park.
Eric S. Sorenson, 29, of Crystal Lake, was arrested and charged with three counts unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, three counts unlawful possession of firearm ammunition by a felon, and two counts aggravated unlawful use of weapons, according to a press release issued by Chief David Linder.
Police said Soreson was found by a patrol officer at 12:50 a.m. behind a building in an industrial area Oct. 21. At that time, Sorenson had several loaded firearms in his possession, the release stated.
The weapons were located in a trunk of a vehicle, and were seized upon Sorenson's arrest. Sorenson is not eligible for a Firearms Owners Identification Card, police said.
"All residents of Illinois must have issued to them a valid FOID card in order to possess any firearm or armmunition, and, even then, must transport them and use them within the law," the press release stated.
Police said they believe Eric Sorenson's father, Keith Sorenson, 60, also of Crystal Lake, lawfully purchased the firearms. Police on Monday obtained an arrest warrant for the father and charged him with illegal sale (transfer) of a firearm, the release said.
Officers also obtained a search warrant for the Sorenson's home, where additional weapons and ammunition were seized, police said.
The case remains under investigation by the Crystal Lake Police Department with assistance from the McHenry County State's Attorney's Office and the Bureau of Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, the release stated.