On Sunday, August 21, officers responded to a call in the 5200 block of Pebble Creek Tr. When they arrived, it was discovered that someone had fired a gun at the home earlier in the morning, around 3:30 AM.
On Wednesday, August 24, during the investigation of the Pebble Creek Trail call, Loves Park officers & Sheriff’s Deputies stopped a vehicle at W. State St. & Avon, in Rockford. A gun was recovered during the stop. An occupant of the vehicle, Rickey D. Johnson (19) of Rockford, was arrested.
Johnson was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, possession of a firearm without a valid firearm owners identification & possession with the intent to deliver cannabis. These charges were unrelated to the Pebble Creek Tr. call.
After further investigation, on Monday, September 19, Johnson was charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm & reckless discharge of a firearm related to the Pebble Creek Tr. call. Johnson is currently being held in the Winnebago County Jail.
Criminal charges are merely allegations & defendants are considered innocent, unless proven guilty in a Court of Law.