A 30-year-old Morris man was arrested by the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office in Morris around 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 25th. Police officials say an officer, who was stationary, saw a vehicle driven by John Feeney allegedly speeding at a high rate of speed in the area of Third Avenue and Mary Eddy Drive.
Feeney allegedly failed to stop for the officer, then disobeyed the stop sign at the intersection of Cemetery Road and East Washington Street and eventually stopped near a storage facility in the 1,000 block of Cemetery Road.
After getting out of the vehicle and allegedly failing to comply with the officer, Feeney was placed into the Grundy County Sheriff’s squad car. During the stop, officers located a Glock 21, three pistol holders, a stolen black Berretta pistol, three 9 millimeter magazines and one Glock .45 magazine. A 1.3 inch shell with a quick match fused to it and two 3 inch shells with a short green fuse hot glued to it was allegedly found inside the car.
Police officials say one of the three inch shells had a plastic cylindrical shaped tube with electrical tape. The tube was apparently homemade and had shrapnel in it. In addition, more than three grams of cocaine, Xanax, cannabis, scales, a notebook and other items were seized.
Feeney was arrested for driving while license revoked, possession of cannabis in a motor vehicle, two counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon, possession of a stolen firearm, possession of firearm ammunition without a FOID card, possession of drug paraphernalia, violating the Pyrotechnic Use Act, possession of an improvised explosive device and violating the Illinois Explosive Act.
Feeney has been charged with two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of a stolen firearm, all class two felonies, as well as two counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, both class four felonies.
The ATF and Kane County Bomb Squad assisted during the investigation, which remains ongoing. Feeney remains in the Grundy County Jail on a $200,000 bond.