According to police, a repossession agent of 5 Star Recovery reported to Bourbonnais police that he had been waiting at a residence for a borrower to return so he could attempt the repossession of a van, when the borrower, James R. Felkamp, 35, arrived at around 5:25 p.m.
Felkamp allegedly got out of his car and pushed the Repo Man off his lawn and told the repo man, “I’m gonna f***ing kill you,” and proceeded to grab a handgun from inside the vehicle and racked the 9mm handgun, putting a round in the chamber.
The Repo Man retreated and called police.
When officers arrived, a search of Felkamp’s vehicle but found no gun. Felkamp, who had a valid Firearm Owner Identification card, reported to police that he had access to guns but did not threaten the Repo Man with a weapon as claimed.
The unnamed Repo Man told officers that Felkamp took the gun into his garage. Officers then requested to search the garage and Felkamp declined.
Later, at around 8:10 p.m. the same night, police obtained a search warrant for the garage and inside they found a Sig Sauer 9mm handgun with a bullet in the chamber.
Felkamp was arrested for battery, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and unlawful use of a weapon. He was taken to Jerome Combs Detention Center.