On Wednesday, a Winnebago County Sheriff’s Deputy took a known gang member and felon off the streets.
At approximately 9:39 a.m., the deputy made a traffic stop on 11th Street at Blackhawk Road. The driver, Manuel Heusohn, 19, admitted he did not have a driver’s license and that he was in possession of a firearm.
The deputy patted Heusohn down and recovered a loaded, stolen .45 Smith & Wesson handgun.
Heusohn is a member of the Satan Disciples street gang and a convicted felon.
He was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Street Gang Member, Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon, and no FOID card.