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Man Charged in Three-Year-Old Oswego Crime

Mar 27, 2014 06:30PM ● Published by Steven Jack

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. 

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