Saturday, August 10, 2019

Man charged with taking loaded gun through O'Hare checkpoint while awaiting trial for *another* gun charge

Jaden Goldsberry (inset) was arrested as he prepared to board an American Airlines flight. | CPD; Wikicommons
A man who's been free on a recognizance bond since being charged with carrying a firearm illegally in March was arrested at O'Hare International Airport this week after another gun was found in his carry-on bag, according to police records.

Police said a TSA X-ray operator saw a handgun in a bag while working at the Terminal 3 checkpoint around 11:45 a.m. Wednesday. Chicago police reviewed the screening images and then recovered a loaded 40-caliber handgun from 18-year-old Jaden Goldsberry's carry-on, prosecutors said.

Upon seeing the gun, Goldsberry allegedly told an officer, “I’ve never seen that."

Goldsberry, of the Grand Crossing neighborhood, has been charged with felony aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and felony boarding of an aircraft with a gun. Police said he was booked on an American Airlines flight to Portland.

Judge John Lyke set bail at $10,000 and ordered Goldsberry to go on electronic monitoring if he can post a 10% bond of $1,000. Lyke also ordered Goldsberry held without bail on a violation of bail bond charge in connection with a pending firearms case.

On March 2nd, Goldsberry was charged with unlawful use of a weapon after police allegedly found a handgun in his waistband during a traffic stop in the Chatham neighborhood. The next day, Judge Michael Clancy released Goldsberry on a recognizance bond without any restrictions.

A grand jury returned a true bill of six felony gun charges against Goldsberry in April.

Chicago police Monday said about 13% of adults released from custody while facing a firearms charge are arrested again for another weapons violation or violent crime while awaiting trial. Two-thirds of the released adults have been re-arrested and charged with other crimes while on bail, the department said.
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