Naperville Man Arrested, Guns Seized Following FOID Revocation Investigation by Naperville Police

Naperville Police recovered two firearms and secured felony charges against a Naperville man who failed to turn in his weapons and Firearm Owner Identification (FOID) card after it was revoked by the Illinois State Police.

Gerald Foxx, Jr., 42, of the 400 block of Brad Court in Naperville, is charged with the following:

  • 2 counts of Possession of a Firearm with a Revoked FOID Card (class 3 felony)
  • 2 counts of Failure to Surrender a FOID Card and/or Failure to Complete a Firearm Disposition Record (class A misdemeanor)
  • 1 count of Possession of Ammunition without a Valid FOID Card (class A misdemeanor)

Naperville Police were notified by Illinois State Police in late May that Foxx’s Firearm Owner’s Identification (FOID) card and Concealed Carry License (CCL) had been revoked earlier that month. A brief investigation revealed that Foxx had not yet surrendered his FOID card, CCL, or weapons, as required by law.

Officers with the Naperville Police Department’s Strategic Response Unit arrested Foxx on Thursday, June 15, and recovered two handguns still in Foxx’s possession.

“When the Illinois State Police notifies someone that their FOID card or Concealed Carry License has been revoked, they have 48 hours to turn in their card and any firearms they own,” said Naperville Police Chief Jason Arres. “All too often in this country, we’ve seen cases where people who should not have been in possession of firearms have committed acts of violence. I can’t commend our Strategic Response Unit enough for their proactive work going after these individuals and taking firearms out of the hands of those who shouldn’t have them.”

The Naperville Police wish to remind the public and the news media that a charge is merely an accusation, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.


Gerald Foxx, Jr.

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