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Thursday, May 16, 2013 —A traffic stop by the Cook County Sheriff’s Gun Suppression Team led to the recovery of a loaded handgun and the arrest of a 20-year-old Sauk Village man, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today.

Pariss Nelson appeared in Bond Court at the Markham Courthouse today, where his bond was set at $10,000.

Nelson was in a Dodge Avenger with three other men when the vehicle was pulled over near 146th Street and Center Avenue for a traffic violation by members of the Sheriff’s Gun Suppression Team about 4:25 p.m. Tuesday.

Gun ArrestDuring the stop, officers learned the car’s driver had a revoked driver’s license and took him into custody. Before towing the vehicle, officers took inventory of the items in the car. During that process, they found a loaded, .40-caliber Smith & Wesson Model FNP semi-automatic handgun under the front passenger seat.

Officers learned the weapon belonged to Nelson, who was passenger in the vehicle. He did not have a Firearm Owner’s Identification (FOID) card.

The driver of the vehicle, Anthony Jamerson, 25, of Calumet City, was arrested and charged with driving with a revoked driver’s license. Another passenger in the vehicle, Ulysses Pryor, 21, of Calumet City, had a warrant for theft of service out of the Chicago Police Department. Both Jamerson and Pryor have been released on bond.

The fourth passenger, a 22-year-old man, was not charged.

In the last three months, the Sheriff’s Gun Suppression Team has recovered 98 guns and 113 revoked FOID cards. They have also resolved 74 FOID cases.

Sheriff Dart formed the unit to remove guns from those who possess them illegally and confiscate revoked FOID cards from individuals who are no longer allowed to have them under state and federal law.

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