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Yorkville police on Thursday arrested 25-year-old Xavier Y. Ward, of Yorkville, following a traffic stop at Route 34 and Autumn Creek Boulevard.

Police allege that Ward was speeding in excess of 35 miles per hour over the posted speed limit. Due to the misdemeanor offense of speeding, Ward and a passenger, were asked to leave the vehicle so it could be towed. While searching the vehicle, police say they found a pistol.

Ward is charged with speeding unlawful possession of a weapon, and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.

Ward was taken to the Kendall County Jail. He posted bond to be released on Friday.