Galesburg man charged with selling firearms to undercover officers

A Galesburg man is to be arraigned on Thursday in Lake County after he was arrested this last month for allegedly selling firearms to undercover investigators.

28-year-old Damond Martin was arrested in early August by the combined efforts of Lake County Sheriff’s office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. His bond was set at $100,000.

According to online records, Martin faces 15 charges, including four counts of being a felon in possession of a weapon, two counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful sale of a stolen firearm, and selling a firearm without a valid FOID card.

The Chicago Tribune reports that Martin met with undercover officers and sold a semi-automatic firearm with an obliterated serial number in November of 2018 and a MAC-11 semi-auto last April in Waukegan in sales that were set up by the Chicago Field Division of the ATF

Knox County Court records indicate he has a handful of felony convictions in Knox County — including felony theft, drug charges, and more.

The paper also indicates that Martin is an alleged “documented street gang member.”

Tags: , ,