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Two Rockford men charged after police find them with stolen gun

ROCKFORD (WREX) — Two Rockford men are accused of being in possession of a stolen weapon.

Police say they were called to the area of Court and Auburn streets on Monday night for a suspicious vehicle.

Officers located the vehicle with several people inside. During the investigation, officers found two guns, one of which was reported stolen in a residential burglary last week, according to police.

As a result, Demarcus Barksdale, 19, and Amir Singletary, 19, both of Rockford, were taken into custody.

Both men were charged with not having a FOID card and being in possession of a stolen gun. Singletary was also charged with with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.

Demarcus Barksdale (left) and Amir Singletary (right)
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