ST. CHARLES – An Aurora man has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, possession of a stolen vehicle and illegal possession of a handgun after the car he was driving was involved in a head-on crash in St. Charles on Monday.
Jarvas S. Gordon, 31, of the 100 block of North Kendall Street in Aurora, has been charged with unlawful use or possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm without a FOID card, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol – license suspended or revoked, illegal transportation of alcohol, improper lane use and failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident.
Gordon has been in police custody while being treated for his injuries. Upon his release from on Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital in Geneva on Wednesday, he was transported to the Kane County Jail.
At 9:08 a.m. Monday, St. Charles police and fire department units were dispatched to the 1600 block of North Kirk Road for a report of an accident with injuries, according to a release from the Kane County State's Attorney's Office. Callers also reported that one person involved in the crash was in possession of a handgun, the release stated.
Upon arrival at the scene, police found two vehicles – a 2005 Kia Sportage and a 2011 Toyota Camry – in the middle of the roadway, both with heavy front end damage, according to the release. Further investigation showed the Kia, which Gordon was driving, had been traveling south when it crossed the center line and struck the northbound Toyota head-on.
Police learned that a third vehicle, a 2014 Ford van, was also involved in the crash. It was determined that the Kia had side-swiped the northbound Ford van just prior to colliding head-on with the Toyota, the release stated.
A witness advised that when Gordon had exited the vehicle, he dropped a handgun on the ground, according to the release. No threats were made with the gun and no shots were fired. The handgun was recovered by police immediately upon arrival.
Both the driver of the Toyota and the driver of the Ford received medical treatment at the scene, but did not require hospitalization. Gordon was transported to Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital in Geneva for non-life threatening injuries.
An investigation determined that the Kia Gordon was driving had been reported stolen out of Aurora earlier in the day, the release stated. Gordon also showed signs of impairment and was believed to be driving under the influence of alcohol, according to the release.