FULTON, Mo- Police responded to a call about an assault with a firearm in Fulton, Mo. Charles Mcneal was brought into custody and the gun was found a little later.
Trying to find stolen firearms is always on the top of police lists. Lieutenant for the Fulton Police Department, Bill Ladwig says, “Stolen guns on the street are not a good thing because they are not in the hands of a person that should have it, especially if its stolen. So it’s a good thing to get the firearm off the street.”
Police still do not know who McNeal got his hands on the stolen gun, but the Boone County Sheriffs Department says stolen firearms are as good as cash on the streets. They say the drug trade is very violent , firearms are used to defend the drug trafficking trade as well as trading for other guns or drugs.
Stolen firearms are a growing problem all over the country, and consumers of firearms should always buy locked safes for their weapons.
Charles McNeal is still in custody in the Callaway County Jail. His bond is set at $64,500, with charges of assault in the first degree, armed criminal action, felon in possession of a weapon, and possession of a stolen firearm.