COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — A man claiming to be a special education teacher at Tilden High School is accused of threatening a woman and possessing a handgun and ammunition.
Charles Latimore, 28, was charged with assault and unauthorized use of a weapon on Monday after police responded to a call from the woman he allegedly threatened to kill while the two were fighting, according to court documents.
Police found Latimore in an apartment in the 200 block of East 121st Street in the Riverdale neighborhood.
According to court records, Latimore told police he "has the gun for protection in that area" and directed them to a gun bag containing a black Beretta semiautomatic handgun, a 14-round magazine and several shotgun slugs.
Latimore, who appeared in bond court Tuesday, told Judge James Brown he is a special education teacher at Tilden, 4747 S. Union Ave.
Chicago Public Schools said Wednesday that Latimore is a "substitute child welfare attendant" but could not confirm the school or schools where he works.
Brown set Latimore's bail at $10,000.