Carol Stream man allegedly threatened a victim with gun shortly after released on a bond
CAROL STREAM, ILLINOIS – On Thursday, a bond was established for a convicted felon who is accused of unlawfully possessing a loaded weapon in Carol Stream during the previous month.
Nicolas Mayfield, age 31, of Evanston, has been charged with one count of armed habitual criminal, three counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, and one count of unlawful use of a weapon. All of these charges come under the umbrella of one offense of unlawful use of a weapon.
On August 1, the alleged victim of a battery was returning to his vehicle in the parking lot of the Carol Stream Police Department when a verbal altercation broke out between the victim and a friend of the defendant in the battery case, who was later identified as Mayfield, according to the prosecutors. Mayfield was charged with battery in connection with the incident.
During the course of their conversation, it is alleged that Mayfield threatened the victim by saying, “I’ll kill you right here” while indicating with his hand that he was armed with a firearm.
According to the prosecution, the victim then went back to the police department a short while later, and another verbal altercation broke out between the victim and Mayfield.
Officers from Carol Stream intervened to break up the brawl, at which point the victim reported to an officer that Mayfield had reportedly threatened him.
Prosecutors claim that during the search of the automobile in which Mayfield was a passenger, which was authorized by the owner of the vehicle, the police discovered a loaded Smith & Wesson.40 caliber handgun with one round already chambered in the weapon.
The investigation conducted by the cops revealed that Mayfield was in unlawful possession of the firearm.
Mayfield was issued a warrant for his arrest on August 5 in the amount of $500,000.
He was taken into jail without a fight or a struggle.
According to Robert B. Berlin, the State’s Attorney for DuPage County, “Mr. Mayfield is forbidden from ever owning or carrying a handgun because he was convicted of a felony,” “It is alleged that instead of conducting himself within the legal limitations placed upon him due to his multiple felony convictions, Mr. Mayfield thumbed his nose once again at the law and decided to not only illegally arm himself, but also threaten to kill another human being. As I have said before, we will use every tool at our disposal to aggressively pursue and hold accountable anyone who would commit a crime while in DuPage County.”
On Thursday, the state submitted a request asking for Mayfield’s bond to be refused. On the other hand, the judge decided that his bond should be $250,000.
The date of September 29 has been set for the next court hearing for Mayfield.