Man Arrested for Waving a Loaded Gun at Passing Cars on North Grand

Dalton C. McDermott – Age 29

Springfield, Illinois – On February 10, 2024, Springfield Officers were dispatched to the area of MacArthur and North Grand for reports of a person flashing a firearm at passing cars.

According to witnesses, the suspect who was flashing the gun was described as a white male wearing a black jacket, white shirt, and jeans. Officers located a suspect matching that description, who was later identified as Dalton C. McDermott, age 29, walking eastbound on North Grand Ave.

Officers report that when they exited their vehicle, Dalton was near the front passenger side of a pickup truck. That’s when they say they saw Dalton place the firearm on the ground behind the front passenger tire. The gun, a .45 Springfield XDS, was loaded with a magazine containing 6 live rounds.

According to records, Dalton has a revoked FOID card in Illinois due to being convicted of a felony.

Dalton was arrested and taken to the Sangamon County Jail and has been charged by the Sangamon County State’s Attorney’s Office with Possession of a Weapon by a Felon, a class 3 felony, No valid FOID Card, a class 3 felony, and Aggravated Unlawful use of a weapon, a class 4 felony.

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