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A 22-year-old Evanston man is being held on $100,000 bond after police say they recovered a 40-caliber handgun from his residence.

Police Cmdr. Ryan Glew says the Illinois Department of Corrections with the assistance of the Evanston Police Tactical Unit performed a scheduled parole compliance check on Dakane Masters about 5:26 a.m on Wednesday, March 14 at his residence at 1810 Grey Ave.

Glew says parole agents recovered a Smith and Wesson Model 410 .40 caliber handgun in Masters’ living area of the residence.


Dakane Masters (EPD photo)

Once the handgun was recovered, Evanston Police Tactical Detectives arrested Masters. Glew says that in a follow up investigation Masters admitted to possessing the handgun.

The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office approved a felony charge of Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon – Armed Habitual Criminal.

Masters’ next court appearance is scheduled for March 29 at 10:30 a.m. at the Skokie Court House.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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