Bond set at $1 Million for Chicago Man on Probation Charged with Armed Habitual Criminal & Illegal Possession of Loaded Gun

(The following is a joint release from the Naperville Police Department and the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office.)

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and Naperville Chief of Police Jason Arres announced today that bond has been set for a Chicago man, who is currently on probation, accused of illegally possessing a loaded firearm. Terrell Maclin-Dupree, 25 (d.o.b. 9/18/1997) of the 3700 block of W. Grenshaw Street, appeared at a bond hearing this morning where Judge Margaret O’Connell set bond at $1 million with 10% to apply. Maclin-Dupree is charged with one count of Armed Habitual Criminal (Class X Felony) and one count of Unlawful Use of a Weapon – Prior Conviction (Class 2 Felony). He is currently on probation out of Cook County on two separate counts of Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

On July 7, 2023, Naperville police officers were dispatched to the 7-Eleven convenience store located at 1663 N. Route 59 for a call of a male shoving a female into car. Officers located the vehicle and made contact with the occupants. Officers smelled a strong odor of cannabis at which time one of the officers asked the occupant in the front passenger seat, later identified as Maclin-Dupree, to exit the vehicle. It is alleged that when the officer asked Maclin-Dupree to exit the vehicle, the defendant removed a satchel he was wearing and threw it in the back seat. Officers allegedly located suspected cannabis on the defendant and a subsequent search of the satchel allegedly yielded additional baggies of cannabis and a .22 caliber pistol with three rounds in the magazine and one spent casing in the barrel. Maclin-Dupree was taken into custody at this time.

“It is alleged that Mr. Maclin-Dupree, a convicted felon currently on probation for two unlawful use of a weapon charges, was illegally in possession of a loaded handgun,” Berlin said. “For the second time this week my office has filed weapon possession charges against an individual who is forbidden by law to possess a firearm. The $1 million bond set by Judge O’Connell sends the message that career criminals are going to be held accountable in DuPage County. I thank the Naperville Police Department for their outstanding work on this case that allegedly took a dangerous weapon out of the hands of a convicted felon. I also thank Assistant State’s Attorneys Nicole Wilkes-English and Sara Henley for their efforts in preparing a strong case against this defendant.”

“Our department’s efforts to seize illegal weapons continue to pay off, and we will continue to make this a priority to ensure the safety of our community,” Arres said. “Illegal weapons have no place in our community, and I have no doubt our officers are preventing violent crimes here or elsewhere by taking them off the streets. Just as important is holding those in possession of these weapons accountable, and DuPage County State’s Attorney Bob Berlin and his office have been a tremendous partner in that regard.”

Maclin-Dupree’s next court appearance is scheduled for August 4, 2023, for arraignment in front of Judge O’Connell.

Members of the public are reminded that this complaint contains only charges and is not proof of the defendant’s guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the government’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

booking photoTerrell Maclin-Dupree

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