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Gun defendant wants to use YMCA

One of the three men charged with stealing guns from a Streator gun shop, wants to get out and exercise.

Keith R. Gullens, 27, is charged with ramming a stolen Jeep into a South Streator gun shop in 2016, then making off with 20 guns. Gullens was charged in Chicago federal court, because the shop was a federally licensed dealer. Rashad Anchando, 23 and Romeo Blackman, 22, are also charged.

Anchando and Blackman are in custody. Gullens has been free on bond since Dec. 19, but is not allowed to leave his Streator home. In court papers filed Friday, Gullens, through his attorney, said he is taking medicine to fight depression, which has made him gain weight and feel lethargic. As a result, he wants Judge John Tharp to allow him to go exercise at the Streator YMCA. Tharp has yet to rule on the request.

All three defendants have pleaded not guilty. However, at a court hearing March 1, Gullens and Anchando were scheduled for a "change of plea" hearing Tuesday, March 27.

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