PEOTONE TOWNSHIP, Ill. (WGN) — Illinois sheriff’s deputies arrested a woman who they said was driving around with a stolen police AR-15 in the trunk of her car and a handgun in a child’s booster seat.
Nicole Horton, 24, of Carbondale, was riding in a car deputies pulled over on Interstate 57 in Peotone Township Sunday morning.
Officers said the car smelled of marijuana and a search turned up an AR-15 in the trunk and a 9-millimeter handgun in a drawer of a booster seat a 3-year-old child was sitting in.
The AR-15 was reportedly stolen from a police car months ago in southern Illinois.
The 3-year-old was held in protective custody by Department of Child and Family Services.
Horton was arrested and charged with one count of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, four counts of unlawful possession of a firearm/ammunition, four counts of no FOID card, and one count of possession of a stolen firearm, according to police.