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Addison police consider firing officer after weapons charge in Carol Stream: reports

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 9:04 a.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 11:26 a.m. CDT
Addison police Officer Danny Owens, 40, is being held without bond after allegedly recklessly firing his gun and violating an order of protection. (Photo provided)

ADDISON – An Addison police officer is being held without bond for recklessly discharging a firearm and violating an order of protection.

Danny Owens, 40, texted photos to his wife of his blood on the floor of the Carol Stream house he once shared with her. First responders found him with cuts and broken glass in the home when they arrived Jan. 31. He was hospitalized, according to media reports.

On Dec. 23, after Owen's girlfriend broke up with him, he was charged with recklessly discharging his gun five times in his home in the 1300 block of Big Horn Trail, Carol Stream, where he was alone. His wife, who filed for divorce in October, then sought an emergency order of protection against him for herself and their two young children, stated reports.

Owens was formally indicted on the weapons charge Jan. 30, the day before sending the bloody photos to his wife. The order of protection was renewed for a second time Monday and his visitation rights with his children were removed, according to reports.

The Addison Police Commission will meet Thursday and are expected to discuss Owens' employment status. Deputy Police Chief Mark VanStedum has filed a complaint with the commission seeking Owen's firing, stated reports.

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