Normal Police Recover 3 Stolen Handguns, Sawed-Off Shotgun In Weekend Incidents | WGLT

Normal Police Recover 3 Stolen Handguns, Sawed-Off Shotgun In Weekend Incidents

Aug 5, 2019

Normal Police recovered four illegal guns—including three handguns stolen here in the Twin Cities—in separate incidents Friday.

The first incident happened around 12:15 a.m. Friday in the 600 block of West Orlando Avenue. Normal Police said they stopped a U-Haul van and found a large amount of cannabis and three stolen handguns. Two of the handguns had been stolen from Bloomington, and the other was stolen in Normal.

Jordyn Jonquise Lee, 20, of Robbins, faces preliminary charges of possession of a stolen firearm and between 30 and 500 grams of cannabis, among other charges. Orion A. Hodo, 20, of Normal, is accused of possession of a stolen firearm and other offenses. They’re being held at the McLean County jail pending formal charges.

The U-Haul’s adult driver and two juveniles were released at the scene.

Patrick S. McLellan of Normal was arrested Friday.
Credit McLean County Sheriff's Department

Sawed-Off Shotgun 

In a separate incident Friday night, Normal Police arrested two central Illinois men following an armed subject call in the 1300 block of West Hovey Avenue.

Normal Police responded to a domestic dispute when they found Patrick S. McLellan, 18, of Normal, in possession of a sawed-off shotgun with a defaced serial number, prosecutors said. He was charged Saturday with unlawful use of a weapon and possession of a firearm with a defaced serial number.

A 20-year-old from Champaign was arrested on preliminary charges of unlawful use of a weapon. 

Both men were being held at the McLean County jail.

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