A 28-year-old man already out on bond for several weapons charges was ordered held again after a police search yielded unregistered guns, drugs, a large amount of cash and two badly mistreated pit bulls, officials said.
Acting on information that the man was mistreating animals, officers executed a search warrant at 11 a.m. Friday at his home in the 12800 block of South Green Street in the West Pullman neighborhood, the Chicago Police Department announced in a release.
Jarcivius Taylor was ordered held Saturday in lieu of $100,000 after 13 charges, including a felony weapons charge and six animal cruelty charges, were lodged, according to court records.
Judge Adam D. Bourgeois Jr. granted bond for Taylor, who has four pending weapons charges.
According to court records, Taylor is awaiting trial for two counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and two courts of unlawful use of a weapon on a person after being arrested in September, records indicate. He had been issued a $40,000 bond which required him to post 10 percent. He has a Jan. 28, court date in Bridgeview for those charges, according to records.
Among the new charges is the charge of violating conditions of the previous bond, records indicate.
Authorities had planned to file a petition to take ownership of the dogs, which Taylor refused to give over voluntarily. Court records indicate that special conditions of the bond that were requested were granted.
Inside the home, officers found cannabis, cocaine, and more than $1,500 in cash, police said. Officers also found a Yugoslavian semi-automatic assault rifle and a Mossberg 12 gauge shotgun, neither of which was registered as legally required, police said.
Two dogs in the home, one male and one female, appeared to have been mistreated. The female dog showed scarring around the face consistent with dogfighting, an open wound near its mouth, urine-stained paws, a deformed front leg and protruding hip bones, police said.
"These injuries were so extensive and the dog appeared to have been so overly mated that it may have to be euthanized," police said in the the release.
Police arrested the man, on several charges, including aggravated cruelty to animals, possession of a controlled substance and a bail bond violation due to the gun possession, which are all felony charges. Lesser charges included cannabis possession, cruelty to animals, and weapons registration charges.
The investigation leading to Taylor's arrest included officers from the Bureau of Organized Crime, Gang Investigations Division, Animal Crimes Team, and the Calumet District Tactical Team.