BATAVIA – A Batavia man was charged with seven weapon-related felonies after police found him asleep in his car in a gas station parking lot with a handgun in plain view, police and court records show.
According to reports, Batavia police were called shortly before 1 a.m. on Aug. 27 in response to a report of a man asleep in his car in the parking lot at Speedway, 1495 E. Wilson St.
Watch Commander of Investigations Eric Blowers said the firearm was in plain view by the sleeping man.
According to the charging documents, Dajuan H. Myers Jr., 24, of the 1000 block of Lorlyn Circle, Batavia, was charged Aug. 28 with one count of aggravated unlawful use of a loaded firearm – a Glock 31, Gen 4, .357 – in a vehicle; unlawful use of a weapon in a vehicle after previously convicted of a felony; having a gun without a Firearm Owners Identification Card known as a FOID card after being convicted of a felony; two counts of being in violation of the Concealed Carry Act after previously convicted of a felony; and two counts of possession of a firearm after a FOID Card was revoked.
Five of the weapon-related charges are Class 2 felonies, punishable by four to seven years in prison and fines up to $25,000 if convicted. The other two are Class 3 felonies, punishable by two to five years in prison and fines up to $25,000.
Myers was also charged with two counts of felony possession of a controlled substance, less than 15 grams of Alprazolam, a medication used to treat anxiety and panic disorders and Oxycodone, a painkiller.
Myers was released on a $30,000 personal recognizance bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 28.