A 40-year-old Chicago man faces a felony charge of possession of a firearm by an out-of-state felon after Racine police responded to a city residence early Monday morning for a report of a man waving a gun.

If convicted of the felony, Courtney M. Jackson faces a fine of $25,000 and 10 years in prison. Jackson is charged with additional counts of misdemeanor obstructing an officer and disorderly conduct with the use of a dangerous weapon; both as a repeat offender.

The misdemeanor charges carry a total fine of $11,000 and a year in county jail.

Court records indicate that Jackson, who made his initial appearance in Racine County Circuit Court on Monday, has three previous convictions for domestic battery, one for possession of a controlled substance and one for unlawful use of a weapon, all in Cook County, Illinois.

According to the criminal complaint:

Racine police were dispatched to a city residence, where a child told them the defendant was waving a gun. Officers were able to see inside, where they observed Jackson cradling a shotgun in his arms.

The defendant exited the residence and tried to flee, but eventually surrendered between houses on Irving Place. The shotgun barrel and stock were found under a bush at the northwest corner of the residence

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