A Waterman man on bond for attempted murder by diverting a natural gas line into an Elburn home now faces felony gun charges after his car got stuck in mud of a field in the wee hours of the morning, and a tow-truck driver alerted police.
According to an Elburn Police Department news release, officers responded at around 2:56 a.m. Thursday, April 9, to a report of a suspicious incident and motorist assist in the area of Paul and Hicks Streets.
A tow truck driver called police after he had been contacted to remove a vehicle that was stuck in the mud at the edge of a field north of that intersection.
Upon arrival, officers met with a man who identified himself as Frank Ryan. The officers handling this call were aware that Ryan previously had been arrested by Elburn police and was out on bond after being charged with an attempted murder at a residence in the area.
Officers continued their investigation at the scene and found a loaded weapon in Ryan’s vehicle, according to reports. Ryan’s FOID card had been revoked after the original charges January.
The Kane County States Attorney’s Office approved the felony charges of Possession of a Firearm with a Revoked FOID, two additional felony charges of Aggravated Unlawful Use of Weapon, as well as a felony count of Violation of Bail Bond.
Ryan, 33, of Waterman is being held at the Kane County Jail.
Elburn police say the investigation is ongoing.
The charges against Ryan are not proof of guilt. He is entitled to a fair trial at which it is the burden of the state to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
SOURCE: Elburn Police Department news release