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Jefferson City man charged after a reported weapons incident

Cole County Jail
Cole County Jail


A Cole County prosecutor has charged a Jefferson City man after a weapons offense was reported Friday afternoon.

Michael James was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of marijuana.

Police pulled over James during a traffic stop because the vehicle was believed to be connected to a shooting Thursday.

During the traffic stop, the officer reported smelling marijuana coming from the car. When James stepped out of the vehicle, police say a marijuana fell from his pants, according to court documents.

Police say they later found drugs and a gun in the vehicle during a search, court documents say.

James is in the Cole County Jail, being held on no bond.

James will have a preliminary hearing scheduled for Nov. 4.

Karl Wehmhoener


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