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Crime & Courts

Two men face weapons charges after traffic stop in DeKalb

Thomas White (left) and Tyrese Bomar
Thomas White (left) and Tyrese Bomar

SYCAMORE – Two men face weapons charges after police responded to a criminal damage call early Saturday morning.

Thomas L. White, 22, of the 16000 block of Wood Street, Markham, and Tyrese J. Bomar, 21, of the 100 block of Pearl Street, DeKalb, were in the same vehicle when police stopped them near Bomar's residence, according to court records. White ran from the vehicle but was caught on a nearby porch, according to court records and Bomar, the passenger, was stopped at the vehicle.

DeKalb police learned that White had a warrant related to a failure-to-appear on a weapons charge from 2017, according to court records. During a search of White, they found a .380 Taurus Handgun on him along with suspected cannabis, according to court records.

Police searched Bomar and found a 9mm Ruger in the front of his pants, according to court records. Neither men had valid FOID cards.

Bomar was charged with armed habitual criminal, unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm without a valid FOID card and possession of ammunition without a FOID card. If convicted of the most serious crime of armed habitual criminal, he could face up to 30 years in prison.

White was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, possession of ammunition without a FOID card, possession of a firearm without a FOID card and resisting a police officer. If convicted of the most serious charge of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, he could face up to five years in prison.

Judge Phillip Montgomery ordered White held on $50,000 bond for the new charges and $10,000 for the failure-to-appear warrant. If Bomar were able to come up with the $6,000 needed to get out of jail, he would be placed on electronic home monitoring and pre-trial supervision. He is next due in court Thursday for a motion to increase bond.

Montgomery ordered Bomar to held without bond pending a hearing on Thursday for a motion to deny bond.

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