Crime & Courts

Spring Valley man found guilty of weapons, battery charges

Police tipped off felon was illegally in possession of a gun in his residence

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Eddie D. Sardon, 50, of Spring Valley, was found guilty of several charges stemming from a call to police he was in possession of a weapon as a felon.

Sardon was found guilty at a bench trial of aggravated battery, a class 2 felony; domestic battery, a class 4 felony; unlawful possession of methamphetamine, a class 3 felony; resisting a peace officer, a class A misdemeanor and obstructing a peace officer, a class A misdemeanor.

Sardon was charged in March after Spring Valley police were tipped off he was in possession of a firearm in the apartment he was living. He previously was convicted of possession of a controlled substance, a class 3 felony, in La Salle County in 2012 barring him from owning a firearm.

Spring Valley Police Sgt. Sarah Kinkin testified at the initial hearing to having found a rifle in proximity to Sardon’s possessions at the apartment, establishing probable cause to move forward with prosecution. He was found guilty by Judge James Andreoni.

Sardon was prosecuted by First Assistant State’s Attorney Tom Briddick; he was represented by Public Defender Ray Nolasco.

Sardon is set for sentencing on Wednesday, Jan. 5; he faces a sentence of 2-10 years without the possibility of probation for the weapons charge.