URBANA — A Tolono man discovered asleep in a automobile Thursday night in Savoy has been charged with possession of a weapon by a felon, driving below the affect of medicine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Gordon Ficklin, 47, was arraigned Friday by Choose Ben Dyer, who set his bond at a complete of $35,000 in two circumstances.
Assistant State’s Lawyer Daniel Reynolds mentioned simply after 5 p.m., College of Illinois police have been summoned by a involved citizen to the world of Curtis Highway and U.S. 45, the place they discovered Ficklin handed out behind the wheel of a car. The automobile smelled of hashish.
Ficklin was arrested on an impressive warrant by which he was charged with harassment by digital communications for sending textual content messages June 17 to a Tolono girl by which he allegedly threatened to kill her and family members of hers.
Within the automobile, police discovered a gun, ammunition and two pipes for smoking cocaine. Reynolds mentioned Ficklin admitted he had been smoking crack cocaine and hashish.
With a earlier conviction for theft, Ficklin will not be allowed to own a gun.
He’s due again in court docket Aug. 24.