Grant Park man arrested after officers find stolen guns, ballistic vest, ammo

A Kankakee County man was arrested after authorities executed a search warrant following an investigation into stolen firearms.

On Saturday morning, officers responded to a home in the 300 block of North Main Street in Grant Park where they discovered stolen firearms, a ballistic vest, numerous amounts of ammunition, as well as other miscellaneous stolen items.

Stolen guns, vest, ammo

Stefan A. Sampson, 18, was taken into custody.

"The interagency collaboration assisted us in bringing an extremely dangerous and tense situation to a peaceful resolution in such a short time frame," Sheriff Mike Downey said in a statement.  "In addition to the officers involved, I want to thank the Kankakee County State’s Attorney’s Office for their swift assistance in the matter."

Stefan Sampson, 18

Sampson has been charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm, unlawful use of a weapon, possession of a stolen firearm, and reckless discharge of a firearm. He is currently being held at the Jerome Combs Detention Center where his bond was set at $150,000.