A Chicago man is facing weapons charges after Evanston police took him into custody in connection with what police describe as a road rage incident on Sheridan Road in Chicago.

Cmdr. Brian Henry says Adelle Spraags, 44, of West 112th Place in Chicago was described by witnesses as waving a gun out the window of his grey Jeep Charokee as he drove north on Sheridan about 7:30 a.m. Thursday.

Evanston officers later located Spraags and his car in the east alley of 820 Foster St.

Henry says Spraags admitted to having a handcun in his secured glove box. He signed a consent to search form and officers recovered a Glock 9mm handgun and an extended magazine.

Adelle Spraags.

Henry says Spraags was arrested and transported to the station where officers confirmed that he had a valid firearm owners identification card but did not have a concealed carry license.

He was charged with felony aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and misdemeanor aggravated assault with a firearm.

He’s currently out on bond and is due in court in Skokie on March 30.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

Leave a comment

The goal of our comment policy is to make the comments section a vibrant yet civil space. Treat each other with respect — even the people you disagree with. Whenever possible, provide links to credible documentary evidence to back up your factual claims.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *