Evanston Police

Police: Parole Agents Find Handgun At Felon’s Home In Evanston

March 19, 2018 - 10:48 am

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A convicted felon is facing charges after parole agents found a handgun during a search of his home Wednesday morning in north suburban Evanston.

About 5:30 a.m., agents with the Illinois Department of Corrections and tactical Evanston police officers went to 22-year-old Dakane L. Masters home in the 1800 block of Grey Avenue to perform a a scheduled parole compliance check, according to Evanston police.

During the search, agents found a loaded Smith and Wesson Model .40 caliber handgun in Masters’ living room, police said. The parolee was then taken into custody.

Masters was charged with a felony count of unlawful use of a weapon by a felon – armed habitual criminal and a misdemeanor count of possession of a handgun and ammunition without a FOID card, police said.

He is being held at Cook County Jail on $100,000 bond awaiting a March 29 court hearing, police said.

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