Armed Suspect Apprehended


william-houstonOn June 19th, 2014, the DeKalb Police Department responded to 904 W. Hillcrest Drive for a report of a subject who was armed with a gun. Officers from Northern Illinois University assisted on the call.

As officers arrived on scene, they located the possible suspect inside one of the apartments at 904 W. Hillcrest. The suspect was identified as William J. Houston. Officer learned that there was an argument between William Houston and the victims over personal items that were left inside of one of the apartments at 904 Hillcrest. During the argument, Williams Houston, pulled out a gun and threatened the victims.

Officers located a .45 caliber loaded handgun in one of the common areas of the apartment complex.

William J. Houston, 21 years of age, from DeKalb was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by a Felon and Aggravated Assault. Houston is on parole for a conviction of armed robbery.

Contact: Lieutenant Redel