Bail set for man accused of carrying guns to Hawks parade
Charges: Matteson man in Hawks rally crowd had guns (Chicago Police / June 28, 2013)
Roger Harrison, 36, of the 3100 block of Holden Circle in Matteson, was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, said Cook County state’s attorney’s office spokeswoman Tandra Simonton. Police News Affairs said Harrison was also charged with one misdemeanor count of cannabis possession.
Bail was set Saturday when he appeared in bond court.
Harrison was walking in the 100 block of North LaSalle Street Friday morning when he was stopped by police officers because he had a “large backpack,’’ police said. A search turned up two guns, one small and the other a 9 mm handgun.
“He was acting suspiciously and a search revealed a second handgun" in his backpack, said police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala.
Zala said the arrest happened at 10:10 a.m. at the LaSalle Street address.
Harrison was in a crowd of people headed toward the Hawks rally, but there was no indication he was planning anything.
In court Saturday, the judge was told Harrison had spent four years as a Marine, and the 9 mm handgun was loaded with seven live rounds.
Tribune reporters Michelle Manchir and Rosemary Regina Sobol contributed.