Police arrest parolee with a gun
Faint was charged with obstructing a police officer, driving without a license and driving without insurance
Last updated 1/22/2020 at 2:50pm
Joliet police reportedly found a parolee driving around with a loaded handgun in his car Jan. 13.
At 10:15 p.m. officers near Fourth Avenue and Richards Street saw a driver commit a moving violation and attempted to pull it over, according to police reports. The vehicle continued for over a block before finally stopping.
Though the driver allegedly told officers a different name and date of birth, records identified him as James L. Faint, 19.
Faint was charged with obstructing a police officer, driving without a license and driving without insurance.
According to the Department of Corrections, Faint was released on parole from the Western Illinois Correctional Center in July. He was serving a two-year sentence for a 2018 theft conviction in Will County.
“A search of the vehicle located a loaded handgun where the serial number was defaced,” police said.
Faint was then arrested on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, aggravated unlawful use a weapon, defacing the identifying markings of a firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition.