Man Charged with Illegally Transferring Firearm

Jul 8, 2021Press Release

COOK COUNTY, IL – A 22-year-old Midlothian man has been charged after a Sheriff’s Police investigation found he gave a gun to his brother who could not legally possess one, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today.

On April 1, Sheriff’s Police recovered a gun from 22-year-old Jordan Mathews of Robbins who was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. The Sheriff’s gun team investigators traced the firearm to the original purchaser, identified as Jaleel Gordon.

Investigators learned that Gordon gave the gun to Mathews, his brother, knowing that Mathews had a revoked FOID card and could not legally possess a firearm.

On July 7, Gordon was charged with illegal transfer of firearms and delivering a firearm to a person with no valid FOID. His bond was set at $10,000 D today at the Markham Courthouse, and he is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday, July 29.

The public is reminded that the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty by the government in a court of law.