Crime & Courts

Pellet gun resembling handgun triggers criminal charges for Algonquin man

An Algonquin man is due back in court this month after he was charged with a misdemeanor for allegedly having a pellet gun that resembled a handgun in the parking lot of the Crystal Lake Home Depot.

The subject of the call, Matthew B. Mulville, 30, was seen carrying a weapon, which Crystal Lake Deputy Police Chief Thomas Kotlowski described as a replica gun that fires round, metal projectiles.

Mulville had not made any threats and did not fire the weapon, Kotlowski said Friday.

Kotlowski said officers responded at 2:53 p.m. Wednesday to the store, at 4447 Route 14.

According to the criminal complaint, Mulville engaged in disorderly conduct by knowingly and intentionally holding a pellet gun resembling a handgun in public view in such an unreasonable manner as to alarm and disturb witnesses and provoke a breach of the peace.

Kotlowski would not elaborate on how Mulville was seen holding or carrying the pellet gun, or where in the parking lot Mulville was seen with the gun.

Mulville was arrested and subsequently charged with disorderly conduct, McHenry County court records show. The charges are Class C misdemeanors, which typically are punishable by jail time or probation.

Mulville is due back in court Jan. 21, court records show.

Kotlowski said Mulville posted bond Wednesday night and was released from the McHenry County Jail.

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