Filed August 9, 2007.
APPELLATE COURT OF ILLINOIS
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE ) Appeal from the Circuit Court
OF ILLINOIS, ) of the 12th Judicial Circuit,
) Will County, Illinois,
v. ) No. 05--CF--877
LAVAR BRIDGEWATER, ) Honorable
) Carla Alessio-Goode,
Defendant-Appellee. ) Judge, Presiding.
JUSTICE McDADE delivered the opinion of the court:
The State charged the defendant, Lavar Bridgewater, with
aggravated unlawful use of a weapon (720 ILCS 5/24--
1.6(a)(1)(a)(3)(B) (West 2004)). The trial court granted the
defendant's motion to suppress the evidence. On appeal, the
State argues that the court erred by granting the motion to
suppress. We reverse and remand.
The trial court held a hearing on the motion to suppress on
October 5, 2005. At the hearing, Officer John Morrow testified
that he was a member of the Bolingbrook police department on
May 1, 2005, when the incident in question occurred. Morrow was