Aurora Man Charged With Possessing Loaded Sawed-Off Shotgun, Illegal Drugs in Car

Aurora Man Charged With Possessing Loaded Sawed-Off Shotgun, Illegal Drugs in Car

A 27-year-old Aurora man faces gun and drug charges after being stopped by a police officer for a traffic violation.

Michael A. Bradley

According to a County State’s Attorney’s Office news release, Michael A. Bradley of the 2400 block of Greenfield Court, Aurora, has been charged with the offenses of:

  • Armed violence, a Class X felony.
  • Aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, a Class 4 felony
  • Two counts of possession of a controlled substance, a Class 4 felony.

Kane County prosecutors allege that at about 2 a.m. June 26, 2020, an Aurora police officer stopped a vehicle driven by Bradley for a traffic violation. While conducting a search, police found a loaded and uncased sawed-off shotgun within immediate reach of the driver, as well as unprescribed amphetamine pills and Oxycodone pills.

Bradley appeared June 26, 2020, in Kane County bond court. Kane County Judge Michael Noland set Bradley’s bail at $50,000, with 10 percent ($5,000) to apply for bond. Bradley posted $5,000 bond and was released.

Bradley’s next court appearance is set for 9 a.m. Aug. 28, 2020, in Courtroom 305 at the Kane County Judicial Center.

The charges against Bradley are not proof of guilt. Bradley is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the state’s burden to prove his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

SOURCE: Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office news release

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