Crime & Courts

Joliet man held gun in ‘aggressive manner,’ ran away from officer: records

Man faces charges of aggravated assault, disorderly conduct, obstruction

A Joliet man was arrested on charges alleging he placed a woman in danger by racking a firearm and holding it aggressively, and that he also ran away from an officer investigating the incident.

About 11:20 a.m. on Friday, Johnnie Wallace, 27, was taken to the Will County jail on charges of aggravated assault, obstructing a police officer and disorderly conduct in connection with the March 22 incident.

The charges alleged that Wallace racked the slide of a handgun and “held it an aggressive manner,” which placed a woman “in reasonable apprehension of receiving a battery,” a criminal complaint said.

The complaint also accused Wallace of provoking a “breach of the peace” by racking the handgun and holding it in an aggressive manner.

Wallace was also charged with obstructing a Joliet police officer’s investigation by running away from him.

On May 17, Judge Sarah Jones signed a $3,000 warrant for Wallace’s arrest.

Wallace has addresses listed in on Parkwood Drive and Florence Avenue, court records show.

Wallace posted bond and was released from jail about an hour after his arrest.

On Sept. 24, Wallace pleaded guilty to burglary, court records show. He was sentenced to two years of probation and credited with serving 232 days in jail.

Felix Sarver

Felix Sarver

Felix Sarver covers crime and courts for The Herald-News