Lake County Sheriff Finds Lakemoor Convicted Felon with Illegally Owned Guns

From the Lake County Sheriff’s Department:

Convicted Felon Arrested After Falsifying FOID Application, Possessing Over a Dozen Firearms

The Lake County Sheriff’s Gang Task Force received information that a convicted felon falsified documents to obtain an Illinois Firearm Owner’s Identification (FOID) Card.  

Gang Task Force Detectives, in conjunction with members of the Lakemoor Police Department, commenced an immediate investigation.  

They learned Grayson D. Ludovicus, 42, of the 28100 block of West Niagara Street, Lakemoor, legally changed his name in 2015 from Daniel Borke to Grayson Ludovicus.  

Then, in 2016, he falsified documents to obtain a FOID card.

Grayson, under his new identity, applied for a FOID card and answered ‘No’ to the question, “Have you ever been convicted of a felony under the laws of this or any other jurisdiction,” thus lying on his FOID application.  

After lying on his FOID application, Grayson was approved for a FOID card.  

On March 8, 2019, Gang Task Force Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Grayson for one count of ‘False Firearm Owner’s Identification Card Application’ (Class 2 Felony).

On March 12, 2019, Gang Task Force Detectives obtained information Grayson was at his Lakemoor residence.  

They attempted to serve the arrest warrant at his home, but Grayson and his wife, Kristen N. Ludovicus, 36, of the same address, hid inside their residence.  

Kristen spoke to Gang Task Force Detectives via a video door-bell and told Detectives that Grayson wasn’t home.  

The Lake County Sheriff’s Warrants Team in conjunction with the U.S. Marshals Service – Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force (USMS-GLRFTF) arrived to assist.  

Entry was forced into the home and both Grayson and Kristen were found inside the residence.

Grayson was found to be in possession of five firearms inside his Lakemoor residence.  

Further investigation revealed Grayson recently moved an additional 10 firearms to a relative’s home in the 36000 block of Fairfield Road, Ingleside.  

Gang Task Force Detectives responded to that address and seized an additional 10 firearms.

Grayson was subsequently charged with 15 counts of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon (Class 3 Felonies), Obstructing Justice (Class 4 Felony), and Endangering the Life of a Child (Class A Misdemeanor).  

Kristen was charged with Obstructing Justice (Class 4 Felony), for attempting to conceal Grayson in the home knowing he had an active felony arrest warrant.  

She was also charged with Endangering the Life of a Child (Class A Misdemeanor).  

Both Grayson and Kristen were charged with Endangering the Life of a Child, as they allowed unsecured firearms and thousands of rounds of ammunition, in their home, near their one-year-old and six-year-old children’s play area.

Grayson and Kristen remain held in the Lake County Jail pending an initial court appearance this morning.

Sheriff John Idleburg said, “I’ve said it before, I’ll keep saying it, and the results will prove it – I’ve directed our Gang Task Force to proactively investigate and arrest those who illegally possess or sell deadly weapons, those who push drugs, and those who engage in human trafficking.  

“We have no place for these crimes in Lake County, and I will do everything in my power to keep our community safe.  

“I’m very proud of the members of our Gang Task Force who worked in conjunction with the Lakemoor Police Department, DEA, and ATF to take illegally possessed firearms off our streets which could have inflicted much harm, if left in the wrong hands.”

Sheriff Idleburg reminds the community all defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.


Lake County Sheriff Finds Lakemoor Convicted Felon with Illegally Owned Guns — 15 Comments

  1. ‘Gang task force” is a kind of joke.

    MANY action reports are forwarded to them, but few are acted on.

    Why is that?

    Why do illegal aliens and their vicious gangs get very little attn. for the ‘TASK” force, which is more interested in amassing overtime and reimbursements (many questionable) and putting on a ‘good show’ for the public, complete with media fanfare.

  2. Amen, Deputy. BUT…the joke is always on us. I am really not fond of any type of swat team unleashed on the citizens for any “reason”. Who are these bullies that think Gestapo is the way to go!

  3. When will people realize these ‘citizen protection’ schemes are rackets!

    Why isn’t our Midas-Tyrant Pritzker investigated for his property tax scams?

  4. Cindy, Maybe they considered him armed and dangerous and Probably didn’t want to endanger the public?

    Not sure but glad it worked out without anyone getting hurt.

  5. Lorna? What exactly did he do to garner such intense scrutiny? Looks like someone that made some mistakes and was trying to protect himself and his family. The stupid laws they have run on all of us cause desperate people to run this kind of a scam just to feel safe. Let me tell you who is REALLY dangerous. Bullies. People that think they are so powerful they can tell you how to live your life. Gestapo swat teams. Anyone remember the set up in Holiday Hills? Changed people’s lives forever for absolutely no good reason! Wake up, Lorna!

  6. A convicted felon should not own guns!

    Nice job task force.

    I bet he was wearing a MAGA hat when he was arrested…

  7. Why aren’t real crooks like the Millers, Underwood, Fatty Pritzk, Hillary, etc., prosecuted?

  8. You can purchase 80% completed receivers without any paperwork and finish them yourself if you have access to basic machine tools.

    The rest of the gun parts require no paperwork, and can be purchased many places.

    You can buy ammo in Wisconsin without an FOID.

    It’s totally illegal to do these things if you are not legally allowed to possess firearms, but it would have probably worked out a whole lot better for the guy than lying on an FOID application.

  9. Sindy/AOC what “deal” in Holiday Hills?

    Oh, right, you are referring to the SWAT call out after, yes, AFTER you ignorant moron, two officers (or bullies as you call them) were shot for going to the house to check for the well being of an individual after they were called to the scene by a concerned person.

    Both critically injured with one dying a year later as a result and it was unworthy of a SWAT call out in your feeble mind.

    You are unbelievable.

    Satan get behind me, your ass!

    You obviously ARE Satan, e.g. “Simple Satan Says. . .”

  10. GIVE ME A BREAK? You are the fool! You have NOTHING but fake story. YOU are totally wrong. The swat team was NOT called AFTER anything! The swat team was SENT out there for NOTHING! NOTHING! The man asked them to leave. As a matter of fact, he TOLD them to leave. The Swat team was in the wrong. THEY incited the whole fiasco. They forced the situation and it changed everyone’s lives. YOU are a complete moron. When the Gestapo comes to your door and you don’t want them to be there saying “No thanks!” is not permitted anymore. Your home is no longer your safe place. They insisted on entry. The injuries sustained ARE THE FAULT OF THOSE that ORDERED this sneak attack! YOU can blame the nitwits at the chain of command for the horrible outcome. These people did NOTHING to deserve this. You and your brainwashed circular thinking are the reason people in this country are lost. WAKE UP YOU STUPID drooling fool!

  11. The Illinois name change statute prohibits felons from changing their names within ten years of completion and discharge from all terms of their sentence. 735 ILCS 5/20-105.

    The story does not say how old the felony conviction old name change proceedings are, or the state.

    But no one checks name change applications when filed in county courts throughout the state.

  12. Names like this should be easy to track, we must give all illegal aliens gun rights, but not the native born!

    The new president of Madagascar, Hery Rajaonarimampianina, has made it into the record books as the head of state with the longest family name.

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