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Convicted Felon Arrested After Assault Rifles, Guns Found At Home

Jason Juarez (Credit; Cook County Sheriff)

Jason Juarez (Credit; Cook County Sheriff)

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CHICAGO (CBS) – A man arrested Monday after police allegedly found a cache of weapons he was storing in a North Lawndale home was ordered held without bond.

Jason E. Juarez, 24, of the 8800 block of South May Street, is charged with six counts of felony unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, police News Affairs said in a release.

Area Central Gun Team officers learned through their investigative sources that he had accumulated a large number of weapons and was storing them at the home in the 1800 block of South Hamlin Avenue, the release said.

Police received permission to search the home Feb. 3 and found two assault rifles, three semi-automatic handguns and a store of ammunition, the release said.

Authorities claim officers found five weapons and a store of ammunition while searching a North Lawndale home earlier this month. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Authorities claim officers found five weapons and a store of ammunition while searching a North Lawndale home earlier this month. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Juarez was not at the home at the time, and was picked up on a warrant Monday about 9:30 a.m. in the 1700 block of South State Street, the release said.

Juarez was ordered held without bond and will next appear in court Wednesday, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s office.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2014. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)