18-year-old due in court this week on gun charges arrested at O’Hare with loaded weapon in luggage, police say

A teenager from Chicago walked through O’Hare International Airport last week expecting to get on a plane and fly away from the city. He landed in Cook County Jail instead.

Chicago police said an 18-year-old tried to take a loaded weapon in his carry-on luggage last Wednesday when he was stopped at one of O’Hare’s security checkpoints.

His bag was placed on the conveyor belt where it underwent X-ray and a TSA operator saw a handgun, according to Officer Michelle Tannehill, a spokeswoman for Chicago police.

Officers were called over and they recovered a loaded .40-caliber handgun, she said.

Jaden Goldsberry, 18, of the 6200 block of South Martin Luther King Drive, was arrested on suspicion of one felony count of boarding an aircraft with a weapon and one felony count of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, with no FOID card, Tannehill said.

Goldsberry appeared in a central bond court hearing Thursday afternoon before Judge John F. Lyke Jr. and he was ordered to no bail for violating a bail bond on a gun case that is pending from earlier in the year.

In March, Goldsberry, who is not old enough to legally possess a gun in Illinois, was arrested on an aggravated unlawful use of weapon charge and he was released on $10K bail, plus electronic monitoring, as well as special conditions of bond, according to court records.

After the March arrest, he later was indicted on six counts of unlawful use of a weapon. That case still is pending and Goldsberry is expected in court for it later this week, court records show.

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