A trip to a gun range turned into felony charges for two men with Evanston gang ties last week.
On Wednesday, an Evanston Police Department detective observed the video on Des Plaines resident Demarcus Curtis’s Facebook page, displaying Curtis and another man, Nicholas Mayfield, with others at a firing range in Winthrop Harbor, Illinois. Curtis and Mayfield, both 25, are convicted felons and cannot possess or fire a handgun, police said.
The officer notified the Winthrop Harbor Police Department, whose officers proceeded to arrest Curtis and Mayfield at the gun range, according to a news release.
Curtis and Mayfield, who is a resident of Country Club Hills, Illinois, were each charged with one count of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon by a felon.
Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan told The Daily officers regularly use social media to monitor known gang members, calling it the “new-age form of tagging.”
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