Crime & Courts

Algonquin man faces ammunition, marijuana charges

Djordje Maretic, 23, of the 2100 block of Tahoe Parkway, Algonquin
Djordje Maretic, 23, of the 2100 block of Tahoe Parkway, Algonquin

An Algonquin man on court supervision for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon remained at the McHenry County Jail on Thursday on new charges accusing him of possessing handgun ammunition and marijuana.

McHenry County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Djordje Maretic at
5:27 p.m. Monday, according to a criminal complaint. Maretic, of the 2100 block of Tahoe Parkway, is accused of possessing 17 9 mm Luger pistol cartridges loaded into a 9 mm Glock magazine, the complaint stated. Police also claim to have found between 10 and 30 grams of marijuana and a digital scale in his possession.

Maretic’s attorney, Ray Flavin, could not be reached for comment Thursday afternoon. Flavin has filed a request asking the judge to release Maretic on a nonmonetary bond so the 23-year-old can attend a drug and alcohol treatment center in Lake Villa. Many of Maretic’s run-ins with the law can be attributed to substance abuse issues, Flavin wrote.

Maretic is charged with possession of marijuana, possession of ammunition without a firearm owner’s identification card and possession of drug paraphernalia. He faces one to three years in prison. The remaining charges are misdemeanor offenses.

McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Sandra Rogers did not respond to an email seeking details about the case.

When police arrested Maretic, he was serving a court supervision sentence tied to a plea deal he accepted in June. Maretic pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in connection with a dispute at a Crystal Lake car dealership. During the dispute, Maretic or one of two people in the vehicle pointed a handgun at dealership employees, according to a news release. The gun wasn’t fired.

Maretic is expected back in court Friday.

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