Police Bust Evanston Man on Felony Gun Charges

Jordan Zoot was arrested after authorities searched his apartment Wednesday and found 5 weapons unlawfully in his possession, according to police.

Jordan S. Zoot | Credit: Evanston Police Department
Jordan S. Zoot | Credit: Evanston Police Department
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.
Lavender Lady July 12, 2014 at 11:18 PM
I wonder if the person who is doing this realizes this is strange behavior, and if Patch is monitoring these comments, they are reporting it to the authorities as "suspicious and unusual behavior."
IgnorantA July 14, 2014 at 09:45 AM
I know in the rubbernecker society we live in it is amusing to watch the high and mighty crash and burn, to speculate and assume that Zoot has hacked into Patch to selectively delete posts that had NEVER BEEN SEEN is absolutely absurd. If you have had posts never appear, such as a few of mine have, email patch and let them know. most likely a bug / glitch in their discussion board application than an accused felon with too much time on his hand, save the piling on for August 8th....
Jimmy James July 14, 2014 at 09:56 AM
It must be so difficult for him to just sit there and not type. All he can do is try to get every post he finds unpleasant flagged and removed. It must be driving him even crazier. I bet the garbage bags are up on the windows and the empty alcohol bottles are strewn about. The worst part is he doesn't have trusty weapons to polish. He must be sitting there fearing for his safety every moment of the day. Just knowing all those "thugs" are out there. Sleep tight buddy, you will be safe behind bars soon. I wonder what all the other felons will be like? I'm sure you will make friends. The irony being you wanted all those people there, now you get to live with them. A whole lot closer than you would have ever been if you just hadn't bought a gun in the first place. You see this is what everyone here was trying to tell you, guns cause way more problems than they solve. And the people who buy them end up worse off then before they had them. Just imagine if you had taken a moment to consider what these people were trying to say, instead of insulting and belittling them, you wouldn't be on the road to being a convicted felon.
Jimmy James July 14, 2014 at 05:12 PM
For those people who can't find their replies, try looking at the original comment. 250+ comments this is obviously not your normal comment section. Usually a comment or reply is right there, but with pages and pages of comments, you may need to click the "show me earlier comments" link in blue letters, and you may need to do it many times. Only comments where the author typed into the box at the bottom and clicked "Post comment" will show up at the bottom of the comment action. If the author clicked "Reply" to a specific comment, it will be right under that comment. With that said, I still wouldn't past our favorite troll to flag a lot of comments, but your reply may just be hidden up there somewhere.
Richard Epping July 16, 2014 at 09:39 PM
Hey Jordan, I'm looking forward to attending your court date. Do you have a government-appointed lawyer?


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