Man Arrested With Arsenal of Assault Weapons, Police Say

By Alex Parker on May 12, 2013 2:04pm 

 Jeremy Lydon was charged with illegal possession of the guns, as well as drug charges.
Jeremy Lydon was charged with illegal possession of the guns, as well as drug charges.
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Chicago Police Department

CHICAGO — A Pilsen man was arrested Saturday after police said they found unregistered guns, ammunition and drugs while fielding a domestic violence call.

Police said Jeremy Lydon, 43, of the 2100 block of South Halsted Street, was threatening his girlfriend with a gun inside a home in the same block around 9:30 Saturday night. When police arrived, they arrested Lydon, who was in possession of a gun.

When searching the home, police found several assault rifles, including a Mac-10 with a silencer, a shotgun, six handguns, an AR-model assault rifle, two AK-47 assault rifles, numerous ammunition magazines and about 90 grams of marijuana.

Lydon was charged with one count each of unlawful use of a deadly weapon with a silencer, unlawful use of a weapon (rifle or shotgun), aggravated assault with a weapon (rifle) and marijuana possession, as well as 12 counts of no firearm registration certificate.

Lydon appeared in bond court Saturday.

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