AURORA – An Aurora gang member faces criminal charges for unlawfully possessing a gun and running from police
Terrance D. Boyd, 27, of the 500 block of Spring Street, has been charged with possession of a firearm by a street gang member, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm without a Firearm Owner's Identification card, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, being an armed habitual criminal and resisting a police officer.
On the afternoon of Jan. 14, Aurora police began to pursue a vehicle involved in an alleged traffic offense, according to a news release from the Kane County State's Attorney's Office. The vehicle twice made quick turns, and when police caught up to it a short time later, it had stopped and the driver, Boyd, had exited the vehicle, the release stated.
When Boyd saw the police, he allegedly began to run and put a handgun on top of a garbage can as he ran by, according to the release. Police caught Boyd a short time later and placed him under arrest.
Boyd, a known gang member, is not permitted to possess a gun because of his felony criminal history, the release stated. At the time of the offense, Boyd was free on bond for pending misdemeanor offenses of obstructing a police officer, obstructing identification, driving while license suspended and assault, all allegedly committed between June and December 2019, according to the release.
Boyd appeared Wednesday in Kane County bond court, where a judge set Boyd’s bail at $200,000, with 10 percent ($20,000) to apply for bond. He is currently in custody in the Kane County Jail.
His next court appearance is set for Jan. 30.