Skip to main content

Man Charged in Three-Year-Old Oswego Crime

Mar 27, 2014 06:30PM, Published by Steven Jack, Categories: Today, Police


Jerry Burton Photo credit Illinois Department of Corrections



A former Kendall County man now living in downstate Shawnee Correction Center has been charged with a series of crimes stemming from an incident in April 2011 in Oswego.

Jerry Burton, 28, was charged with felony armed habitual criminal, two counts of unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon and two more counts of unlawful possession a firearm, according to an Oswego Police report. 

On April 10, 2011 police were called to the 2400 block of Route 34 for a fight in progress with a possible firearm involved. When police arrived the suspects had fled. 

During the investigation police were then called to 95 Fifth St. for another fight. When they arrived they found a revolver in a car. It was later sent to the Illinois State Crime Lab for analysis, and interviews were conducted.  The analysis and interviews yielded the charges against Burton. 

Burton has a long history of felony criminal activity. He's served time for stealing a car, mob action and possession of a firearm, according to the Department of Corrections website. 

Don't forget to sign up for the Only Oswego weekly newsletter and follow us on Facebook.

Like what you're reading? Subscribe to Only Oswego's free newsletter to catch every headline



oswego police jerry burton


  • Moms Connected

    03/23/2017
    09:15AM — 11:15AM

    Join us as Jeff Frazier presents Preparing Your Teen to Keep the Faith. Most of us have heard th...


  • Matter of Balance

    03/23/2017
    01:00PM — 03:00PM

    Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. A Matter of Ba...


  • Computer Classes for Seniors

    03/23/2017
    01:00PM — 02:30PM

    COMPUTER CLASSES FOR SENIORS The Oswego Senior Center provides free computer and mobile device t...


  • Fabyan Villa Museum & Japanese Garden open

    03/23/2017
    01:00PM — 04:30PM

    The Fabyan Villa Museum and Japanese Garden will return to a public hours schedule starting on Su...


  • Sign Language Class

    03/24/2017
    09:00AM — 10:00AM

    Do you have trouble hearing? Always saying, “What did you say?” Get support and learn a new way...


  • International Cooking Class

    03/24/2017
    12:00PM — 02:00PM

    This month the Oswego Senior Center is traveling to Argentina! We will be making Empanadas and Ch...


  • HISTORY AND HERITAGE (NEW!)

    03/29/2017
    10:15AM — 11:30AM

    Join Mike Adolph, a retired History teacher, for this 8-week history series. This series will exa...


  • Downsizing 101

    03/29/2017
    12:00PM — 02:00PM

    March 29: 12 – 2pm Learn tips on downsizing from: • How to Organize: What to keep, what t...


  • Fabyan Villa Museum & Japanese Garden open

    03/29/2017
    01:00PM — 04:30PM

    The Fabyan Villa Museum and Japanese Garden will return to a public hours schedule starting on Su...