Bond Denied For Cook County Man On Parole

By The Chicago Times Staff

July 14, 2022

WHEATON, IL – Cook County man arrested for illegally possessing a loaded firearm with an extended magazine and approximately 43 grams of methamphetamine.

Brian Miller, 31, of the 1700 block of Madison, Evanston, appeared at a bond hearing this Wednesday where Judge Ann Celine O’Hallaren Walsh denied bond.  Miller has been charged with one count of Armed Habitual Criminal (Class X Felony), one count of Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by a Felon (Class 3 Felony), one count of Possession of Methamphetamine (Class 1 Felony) and two counts of Misdemeanor Resisting a Police Officer.

According to Lombard police, on July 11, 2022, at approximately 7:30 a.m., police responded to a domestic dispute on Crescent Boulevard.  On scene, police were met by the victim at the door.  Allegedly, while the officer was at the door, the door began to close at which time the officer pushed the door open.  Once inside, the officer located Miller who allegedly resisted arrest after struggling with the officer.  After the arrest, the officer found a loaded handgun with an extended magazine on a couch in the bedroom along with methamphetamine in an opened backpack that allegedly belonged to Miller.

“It is alleged that Mr. Miller, a convicted felon currently on parole, was illegally in possession of a handgun with an extended magazine, as well as more than forty grams of methamphetamine.  The law is very clear, as a convicted felon Mr. Miller is prohibited from ever owning a firearm again and there is absolutely no justification that would allow him to do so, as alleged in this case. I thank the Lombard Police Department for their heads-up work on this case that allegedly took a dangerous weapon out of the hands of a convicted felon. I also thank Assistant State’s Attorneys Demetri Demopoulos and Denis Cahill for their work in preparing a strong case against Mr. Miller,” DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin said in a statement.   

Miller’s is scheduled to appear in court on August 8, 2022, for arraignment in front of Judge O’Hallaren Walsh.