Galesburg man arrested for possession of stolen gun

Bond has been set at $5,000 for a Galesburg man facing firearms felony charges.

25-year-old Jakob D. Hopkins made a video appearance in Knox County Circuit Court on Thursday where a judge set his bond and appointed him the public defender.

He’s being charged with Class 2 Possession of a Stolen Firearm and Class 3 Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

Charges stem from a Thursday Knox County arrest. According to reports, deputies on patrol saw vehicles unloading four-wheelers and attempted to make a stop.

Two individuals drove vehicles away from the scene, including the four-wheeler, while Hopkins was left behind.

Deputies allegedly saw part of what was later determined to be a stolen AR-15 in a bag.

A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for September 9th.

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