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On Friday, January 25, 2019 at approximately 5:30 p.m., Rockford Police officers responded to a home in the 2000 block of Fulton Avenue for a gun complaint.
Officers learned the suspect, later identified as Ceasar Banks, had made violent threats to the victim, a 25-year-old female whom he a relationship with, during an argument.
Officers later located Banks driving in the 1300 block of 5th Avenue and conducted a traffic stop.
During the stop, officers found Banks to be in possession of a handgun and subsequently took him into custody.
The Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office reviewed the case and authorized the below listed charges against Banks.
Ceasar Banks, 53, Rockford: Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Aggravated Assault with a Firearm (2 Counts), Unlawful Use of Weapons by a Felon.
Banks was lodged in the Winnebago County Jail. The charges against Banks are merely accusations. He is considered innocent unless proven guilty.