Sangamon County Sheriff’s Deputies recover five unlawful firearms, a taser and various ammunition from a felon Thursday, March 3rd.
Around 5:30 p.m. deputies stopped 44 year-old Jason Padgett of Tallula around the 3100 block of Widetrack Drive in Springfield. Padgett had no active driver’s license.
Padgett allegedly admitted to deputies he had weapons in the car and did not possess a FOID card.
Deputies placed Padgett in handcuffs and searched the vehicle uncovering; a .22 caliber Savage rifle, a .22 caliber Mossberg rifle, a .22 caliber Remington rifle, a 20 gauge Savage shotgun, a 12 gauge Lucia Franchi shotgun with the serial number scratched off, ammunition and a taser.
Officers placed Padgett under arrest for 7 different charges including; Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by a Felon, Defacing Identification Marks on a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, two different FOID violations for the various weapons, and driving on a Revoked Driver’s License and multiple traffic citations.
Deputies transported Padgett to the Sangamon County Jail where he is currently residing. A judge set his bond at $200,000.