On March 20, 2017 shortly before 5pm, members of the Rockford Police Department Housing Authority Unit were on patrol in the Orton Keys Housing development. Officers
observed a female sitting in a vehicle in the 600 block of Score Street. Officers made contact with the female, who was identified as 25 year old Rockford resident, Valeisa Jones. Officers learned that Jones was wanted on a Stephenson County warrant. Further investigation revealed that Jones had a loaded handgun in her vehicle. It was later discovered that the handgun had been reported stolen out of West Chicago.
Jones was taken into custody without incident. She was charged with the following offenses:
– Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon
– Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon
– Possession of Stolen Firearm
– No FOID
Jones was transported to the Winnebago County Jail. A photo is attached.This is an on-going investigation. No further information is available at this time.
The charges against Jones are merely accusations. She is considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.