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Police: DeKalb man drew gun in argument

Published: Friday, June 20, 2014 11:48 p.m. CST • Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014 11:52 p.m. CST

DeKALB – An argument over personal items people left in an apartment when they moved led to the apartment’s new resident threatening them with a .45-caliber handgun, DeKalb police said.

Police said William J. Houston, 21, of the 900 block of West Hillcrest Road, threatened the victims with the loaded gun about 2:30 p.m. Thursday. Officers later found the weapon in a common area in the apartment complex, according to a news release.

The apartment’s former residents had returned to collect items they had left behind.

Houston, who is on parole after being convicted of armed robbery in Cook County, was charged with possession of a weapon by a felon and aggravated assault. No one was hurt in the altercation.

Houston remained in DeKalb County Jail on Friday morning, unable to post 10 percent of his $50,000 bond. He is next due in court Thursday.

The more serious charge he faces typically is punishable with probation or up to five years in prison.

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