Shot 3 Times By Joliet Police: PPP Defendant Wants Courthouse Wedding

Skip to main content

JOLIET, IL — More than five months after being shot three times by Joliet police after authorities say Ryan Reddick bolted from the passenger side of a car holding a gun, the 36-year-old Will County Jail inmate has a lot more on his mind.

The Will County State’s Attorney’s Office is now accusing Reddick of bilking the government out of $21,000 in CARES ACT funds in 2021. Besides his five new felony criminal charges, Reddick is also trying to get married this month at the Will County Courthouse.

Reddick’s defense lawyer for all three of his separate pending criminal cases at the courthouse, attorney Chuck Bretz, filed an order asking that the Will County Sheriff’s Office transport his incarcerated client to the Will County Courthouse “to get married.”

Find out what’s happening in Jolietwith free, real-time updates from Patch.

According to Bretz’s motion, “the defendant and the defendant’s girlfriend, Ariel Love, want to get married … the defendant is respectfully requesting that this honorable court enter an order for the Will County Sheriff’s Office to transport the defendant to the Will County Courthouse to get married.”

Court documents indicated that Reddick hoped to tie the knot by Sept. 15, but that has not happened yet.

Find out what’s happening in Jolietwith free, real-time updates from Patch.

Bretz told Joliet Patch on Thursday that the courthouse wedding ceremony for Reddick and Love has not taken place yet because the couple is still in the process of obtaining their marriage license.

Bretz said he does not envision any additional snags once the marriage license gets obtained. Reddick’s case has been in front of Will County Circuit Judge Dan Rippy.

In any event, Bretz’s motion noted that Reddick is currently charged with felony offenses dating back to 2020, plus the Joliet police traffic stop from April where an officer shot him three times.

In total, Reddick is being at the Will County Courthouse with:

One count of armed habitual criminal, two counts of unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon, one count of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, one count of aggravated assault, one count of obstructing a peace officer and one count of possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle, one count of aggravated fleeing a peace officer, one more count of aggravated assault and one count of resisting arrest.

On the same day Bretz filed his order seeking to let his client get married at the courthouse, the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office charged Reddick with two counts of wire fraud, two counts of loan fraud and two counts of felony theft by deception.

According to the Aug. 30 complaint from a Joliet police detective: Reddick illegally secured a Paycheck Protection Program loan of $20,833 funded by the Small Business Administration as part of the CARES Act.

Reddick submitted a PPP loan application on April 15, 2021, “in which the defendant represented that his sole proprietor business had gross revenues of $146,183 for the year 2019, when the defendant knew that such representation was false,” the complaint indicated.

Around May 5, 2021, the Small Business Administration sent Reddick a CARES Act check of $20,833.”

At the time of the Aug. 30 six felonies, Reddick’s bail stood at $500,000 in connection with his felony charges from the Joliet police shooting incident.

Now, with the five aCARES Act felonies, Will County Judge Donald DeWilkins upped Reddick’s bail by $250,000, bringing the total bail for all Reddick’s pending charges to $750,000.

On April 7, Joliet police told Joliet Patch that when a driver turned on to Linden Avenue to stop his car for police, Reddick ran from the car carrying his gun.

While Reddick was running in the dark on Linden Avenue, he dropped his gun, and then he went back to retrieve it from the ground. The officer was yelling at him not to touch the gun, and after Reddick bent down to pick the gun up, the officer shot him.

“He was facing the officer when he got shot,” a source told Patch at the time. “He wasn’t shot in the back at all.”

Even though Reddick got shot three times, he managed to get past a couple more houses on Linden Avenue before officers captured him. His injuries were not life-threatening, and Reddick was booked into the Will County Jail one day after being shot, and he’s stayed there ever since.


Get more local news delivered straight to your inbox. Sign up for free Patch newsletters and alerts.

To request removal of your name from an arrest report, submit these required items to [email protected].

The rules of replying:

  • Be respectful. This is a space for friendly local discussions. No racist, discriminatory, vulgar or threatening language will be tolerated.
  • Be transparent. Use your real name, and back up your claims.
  • Keep it local and relevant. Make sure your replies stay on topic.
  • Review the Patch Community Guidelines.

Read More Here

Related Posts

july-31-murder-on-jefferson-street-solved-with-teen's-arrest:-jpd

July 31 Murder On Jefferson Street Solved With Teen's Arrest: JPD

Skip to main contentShorewood, ILHomer Glen-Lockport, ILNew Lenox, ILChannahon-Minooka, ILPlainfield, ILRomeoville, ILManhattan, ILBolingbrook, ILMokena, ILLemont, ILIllinoisTop National NewsSee All CommunitiesJOLIET, IL — Two months after the Jefferson Street parking lot murder of 35-year-old Jaron Lymon, Joliet police announced that an 18-year-old teen has been captured by federal marshals in Georgia.The...

mousa's-chef-wants-'to-be-no.-1-go-to-restaurant-in-joliet'

Mousa's Chef Wants 'To Be No. 1 Go To Restaurant In Joliet'

Skip to main contentShorewood, ILHomer Glen-Lockport, ILNew Lenox, ILChannahon-Minooka, ILPlainfield, ILRomeoville, ILManhattan, ILBolingbrook, ILMokena, ILLemont, ILIllinoisTop National NewsSee All CommunitiesJOLIET, IL — After being open for three weeks, downtown Joliet's Mousa Tapas Bar is creating its niche as a destination restaurant like none other in the area, according to Bobby...

this-week-in-logistics-news-(september-24-–-30)

This Week In Logistics News (September 24 – 30)

YES! Finally. McDonald’s is launching a retro-themed boxed meal (Happy Meal) for adults that includes a collectible figurine of a classic McDonald’s mascot – Birdie, Grimace, Hamburglar, or the new Cactus Buddy. McDonald’s is collaborating with Cactus Plant Flea Market on this initiative. The adult themed boxed meal will be...