Stolen handgun leads to arrest of Crest Hill man

A 30-year-old Crest Hill man has been arrested after the discovery of a gun and drugs. Treyvonne Rideout has been charged with being an for Armed Habitual Criminal, Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Aggravated Fleeing and Eluding, and an Illinois Department of Correction Parole Violation Warrant.

On Monday morning, at 1:53 AM, Officers observed a Hyundai Elantra parked at a BP gas station on McDonough Street. Police recognized this vehicle from incident over the weekend, in which Rideout was the driver of a vehicle that fled from officers.

Rideout was seen inside the store by police and was placed into custody. A search of the suspect led to the recovery of suspected cocaine and a loaded handgun. The handgun had previously been reported stolen from Mississippi.

The vehicle was towed from the scene.