According to MPD Chief Jason Akers, a Moscow man is facing felony firearms related and traffic charges after being stopped by MPD Officers early Sunday morning.
According to Chief Akers, MPD received early morning calls of gunshots being fired near a local apartment complex along with a vehicle description of the suspect.
Officers located the suspects vehicle, later determined to be driven by Jeremiah Morgan, age 35 of Moscow, Arkansas. A traffic stop was made for traffic violations in conjunction with the vehicle matching the previously provided witness descriptions of the vehicle involved in the firearms related incident.
Pursuant to the traffic stop, Morgan was found to be in possession of multiple firearms and ammunition. A .223 caliber pistol as well as a .22 caliber pistol was located inside the vehicle by Officers.
Morgan was arrested on scene and charged with Felon in possession of a firearm and Driving While Intoxicated, driving on suspended license and improper muffler. He was transported to the Drew County Jail pending a first judicial appearance.
Chief Akers commended the citizens of the neighborhood for quickly and accurately reporting the incident and Officers for their diligence in safely resolving the matter. “When our community and law enforcement resolve to not tolerate this kind of behavior, we get a safer community in return”.
The investigation by MPD is continuing.