A driver not having a light illuminating a rear license plate gave Oak Lawn police officers a reason to stop a car last month traveling on Pulaski near 102nd Street.
The stop resulted in a slew of violations for the four men sitting in the car. When the officer asked the driver, Dimitris Horns for his license, insurance and registration, Horns allegedly said, “I ain’t got no license”.
The officer reported that he smelled cannabis coming from the car so he asked Horns if there was any cannabis in the car. Horns allegedly replied, “No, I smoked 3 hours ago”. All four men were asked to step out of the car and were searched. None of the men had any drugs or weapons on them when searched.
When one of the men, Jariad Williams, was getting out of the car to be searched, he grabbed a book bag to bring with him. The officer reported that he told him to leave the bag in the car. After searching the men, the officer searched the book bag and alleged that he found five bags of a green leafy substance that he concluded was cannabis.
At the same time, the police ran the men’s names through the state system and found that one Horns had a suspended license, and that one of the passengers, Votis Horns, had failed to register as a violent offender, as required by law. Votis Horns was taken into custody.
Williams was issued a village ordinance citation for the cannabis.
Dimitris Horns was taken into custody and issued citations for not having a plate light, operating a vehicle without a driver’s license and was charged with driving with a suspended license.
Dimitris Horns is a 37 year old black male with a Chicago address. He is missing his left eye and told the police he was shot in the face. Williams is a 38 year old black male who has an Oak Lawn address.
Votis Horns is a 40 year old black male with a Chicago address.