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Felon charged after rifle, handguns found at West Side home

William Johnson | Chicago Police

A man faces multiple weapon charges after he was arrested during the execution of a search warrant Monday afternoon in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side.

William Johnson, 23, faces three counts of unauthorized use of a weapon with the possession of a firearm by a felon and one count of unauthorized use of a weapon by a felon while in possession of body armor, all felonies, according to Chicago Police.

Officers conducted the search warrant about 3 p.m. Monday at a home in the 500 block of North Lawndale, police said. Two handguns, one rifle and body armor were all recovered.

Johnson, a felon who lives in the home, was subsequently charged, police said.

Johnson was denied bond at a court appearance Tuesday, according to Cook County sheriff’s office records. He was scheduled to return to court Monday.