On Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at approximately 9:07 p.m., officers of the Rockford Police Department responded to the 200 block of North Day Avenue in reference to a complaint of a suspicious vehicle.
Responding officers investigated the activity of the two occupants of the vehicle, later identified as 30-year-old Dexter Barbary of Rockford and a 31-year-old woman who was later released without charges. During the course of the investigation, officers observed a large bag of suspected cannabis along with a digital scale in the vehicle. Officers searched the vehicle and located United States currency and a defaced handgun.
Barbary’s driving privileges were revoked in the State of Illinois. Barbary does not have a valid firearm owner’s identification card and is a convicted felon.
Barbary was lodged in the Winnebago County Jail on the following charges: aggravated unlawful use of weapon, unlawful use a weapon by a felon, criminal defacement of a firearm, violation of the firearm owner’s identification act, possession of cannabis with the intent to deliver (more than 30 grams less than 500 grams), armed violence, resisting a peace officer, driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, and driving while revoked.
No further information is available at this time.
The charges against Barbary are merely accusations and he is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.