Springfield Police alleged they found a stolen gun concealed in a holster on a man after a reported shooting.
Marcus Roberts, 24, of Springfield, has been charged with carrying a concealed weapon, receiving stolen property and possession of drugs. He appeared in Clark County Municipal Court on Tuesday and his bond was set at $100,000.
A police report says officers were dispatched to the 200 block of St. George Place on May 22 in reference to shots being fired. Witnesses told police they saw men shooting from inside a vehicle. An officer believed the description matched Roberts, who was known to him, according to court records.
Police went looking for Roberts on West Southern Avenue, the report says.
“As Sgt. Holt approached Mr. Roberts, Sgt. Holt immediately observed the bottom part of a black holster on Mr. Roberts right hip. The holster was being mostly covered by Mr. Roberts black shirt that he was wearing,” the report says. “Sgt. Holt then drew his service pistol and gave Mr. Roberts commands to place his hands on top of the vehicle. Mr. Roberts complied with these orders. Sgt. Holt and Officer Robinson then lifted up Mr. Roberts shirts, and discovered a handgun inside the holster that was being covered.”
The Smith and Wesson .40 caliber gun police alleged they found on Roberts had a loaded magazine and a bullet in the chamber. Police said when checked, the weapon turned up stolen out of Washington.
The officers said after questioning, the suspect told them that he also had another gun hidden in his car.
Police alleged they also found a baggie of suspected marijuana and pills on Roberts, according to court records.
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