Iowa man pleads guilty after guns found in room at W hotel downtown

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CHICAGO (WLS) — The Iowa man who raised concerns after police said he brought a rifle and handgun to a lakefront hotel has pleaded guilty.

In July of 2021, a member of the cleaning staff at the W. Chicago Lakeshore found the firearms in a room and alerted authorities.

Police body cam showed the weapons along with four magazine of ammo in the 12th floor room overlooking the lake.

SEE ALSO: Iowa man arrested for rifle in lakefront hotel room proposes to girlfriend after release on bond

Keegan Casteel explained he forgot to take the guns out of a bag before a family trip to Chicago.

Monday, he pleaded guilty to an amended misdemeanor count of reckless conduct. He was sentenced to 10 months of conditional discharge.

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