ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Rockford Police have arrested Courtney Carter, 42, on charges of being an armed habitual criminal in possession of a stolen firearm after officers were called to a Shell Gas Station on Thursday morning.
According to police, officers were called to the Shell, at 430 W. Harrison Avenue, around 12:25 a.m. for a report of an armed person in a car.
Police saw the vehicle leaving the area and pulled the driver over. The passenger matched the suspect’s description, officers said.
A loaded gun, reported stolen in Rockford, was found in the car, according to police.
Carter was charged with Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon, Armed Habitual Criminal, and Possession of a Stolen Firearm.
He was booked into the Winnebago County Jail.