An Evanston man faces felony gun charges after law enforcement officials searched his apartment Wednesday and found three handguns, two rifles and almost 1,800 rounds of ammunition, a police press release stated.
Jordan S. Zoot, 53, of the 600 block of Grove Street, was charged with five counts of aggravated firearm possession without a valid Firearm Ownership Identification card—a Class 3 felony—and a count of misdemeanor possession of ammunition without a valid FOID card, the release stated.
Zoot was released on a $50,000 recognizance bond and was appointed for a psychological evaluation, the release stated. His trial date is Aug. 8.
Evanston police's Neighborhood Enforcement team, the Cook County Sheriff's Gun Unit Team and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives executed a search warrant at Zoot's apartment as part of an investigation concerning the possession of illegal firearms and his revoked status in the FOID registry, the release stated.
Along with the weapons and ammo, authorities also recovered firearm-related items and equipment, the release added.