Man facing charges after Villa Park SWAT situation

SUN TIMES MEDIA WIRE - A man is facing several charges following a SWAT situation Wednesday night in west suburban Villa Park.

Timothy Jackson, 25, faces one felony count of unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon and one misdemeanor count of resisting a peace officer, according to Villa Park police.

About 3 p.m., detectives located Jackson, a person of interest in two open cases, in a home in the 200 block of East Plymouth, police.

Jackson was wanted on an active DuPage County sheriff’s office warrant, but refused to come outside of the home, police said. Due to concern that he was armed, a SWAT team was called to assist officers.

A woman and child who were inside the home came out before the SWAT team’s arrival, police said.

Jackson was taken into custody about 8:30 p.m. and was unharmed, police said. A handgun and ammunition were found inside the home.

Police said Jackson was initially sought in connection with a robbery that occurred May 29, and the unlawful discharge of a weapon on Tuesday.

Jackson, of Villa Park, was taken to the DuPage County Jail to be held pending a bond hearing, police said.

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