An Evanston man who was acquitted of murder charges in late 2012
was arrested this weekend after police said they found him with a loaded
revolver during a traffic stop.
John Bamberg Jr., 31, was found not guilty by a judge in late 2012 for the shooting death of Marcus Davis in Evanston in 2003.
On Sunday, police said he was in a car that officers pulled over in a traffic stop at 9:30 p.m. in the 1100 block of Dodge Ave. Police said that during the stop they found a loaded .357 magnum revolver that had been reported stolen in Chicago.
Bamberg was charged with aggravated firearm possession without a valid FOID, unlawful use of weapon by a felon, unlawful use of weapon in vehicle, and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, all felonies, and possession of firearm ammunition without a valid FOID, a misdemeanor.
He appeared at a bond hearing Tuesday and bond was set at $50,000 in addition to electronic home monitoring if bond is posted, police said. His next court date is March 24.