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Rockford Police: Man on parole busted with stolen gun

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Nicholas Falls Nicholas Falls
ROCKFORD (WREX) -

The Rockford Police Department says a Rockford man out on parole is back in jail after allegedly possessing a stolen gun and running from officers.

Nicholas Falls, 29, has been charged with unlawful use of a weapon by a felon and possession of a stolen gun charges. Falls was also wanted on a failure to appear warrant and a parole violation warrant.

Police say officers spotted Falls in the 1000 block of School Street around 9:30 a.m. Thursday. When officers came up to Falls, they say he ran away. He was arrested a short time later. 

Police say Falls threw a gun on the ground during the chase. The gun had been previously report stolen in a burglary. 

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