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Convicted felon charged with possessing handgun in Elgin

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A northwest suburban Elgin man has been charged with possessing a handgun by a convicted felon.

Johnathon King, 26, of the 900 block of Balustrol Drive, was charged with one felony count of unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon, according to a statement from Elgin police.

Officers pulled King’s vehicle over about 10:30 p.m. Friday near East Chicago Street and Willard Avenue, police said. As they searched his vehicle, they found a loaded handgun and additional ammunition.

Investigators later learned that the handgun had been stolen from Carpentersville, police said.

He was scheduled to appear in bond court Sunday afternoon, police said.