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Crime & Courts

Cops: Yorkville gang member arrested with gun in DeKalb

Gabriel Banks-Hollingsworth, 19, of Yorkville
Gabriel Banks-Hollingsworth, 19, of Yorkville

DeKALB – A Yorkville man and suspected street gang member faces charges after police say they caught him with a loaded gun and chased him down to arrest him.

Gabriel Banks-Hollingsworth, 19, of the 1300 block of Marketplace Drive in Yorkville, has been released on house arrest, according to DeKalb County court records. He is charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm by a street gang member and resisting a police officer.

If convicted of the most serious crime, possession of a firearm by a street gang member, he could face three to 10 years in prison.
DeKalb police officers saw Banks-Hollingsworth in the passenger seat of a car on March 26 in the parking lot of 913 W. Lincoln Highway in DeKalb, court records show. An officer knew he was wanted on a Kane County warrant for the possession of a weapon by a gang member, according to court documents.

Banks-Hollingsworth ran from the vehicle and was arrested after a chase with police. In searching the vehicle, police found a 9mm Jimenez Arms handgun with an extended magazine, which included 26 rounds.

During an interview with police, Banks-Hollingsworth admitted he had the gun for a month and that he put it under the seat. He also said he was a member of a street gang, according to court documents.

Bond for Banks-Hollingsworth was set for $25,000, plus electronic home monitoring by Chief Judge Robbin Stuckert on March 27. He is due back in court at 9 a.m. Thursday.

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