McLean County man charged with eight Class X felonies

Mendiola is due back in court on July 19. (Photo courtesy: WJBC/File)

By Blake Haas

BLOOMINGTON – A McLean County man on parole now faces eight Class X felonies for allegedly possession a machine gun.

The Pantagraph reports Roger Mendiola, 23, allegedly ran from Bloomington Police during a traffic stop.

When police captured him, Mendiola allegedly had two loaded guns, including a machine gun, on him.

Additionally, police allegedly found over one hundred grams of cannabis in a backpack believed to belong to Mendiola.

In total, Mendiola faces 16 felony counts ranging from Class 4 felonies to Class X felonies.

Mendiola was on parole from a previous charge in McLean County in 2020 for home invasion and robbery.

He is due back in a McLean County courtroom for an arraignment on July 19.

Blake Haas can be reached at [email protected].


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