(News/Talk 1480 WHBC) – A suspect’s facing a variety of charges after allegedly waving a gun at passing cars in Marlboro Township and then running from police.
Javontae Allen Conner, 18, of Canton, is charged with carrying a concealed weapon, receiving stolen property, having a weapon under disability and obstructing official business.
Police Chief Ron Devies says he and an officer were on another call on Thursday afternoon when they got a report of a male waving a gun at passing cars in the 9400 block of Edison Street.
He says the officer pursued Conner on foot and he pursued him from his cruiser.
The chief says he was able to intercept the suspect in the driveway of a house on St. Peters Church Road.
“I drew on him and held him at gunpoint until officer Wehrenberg caught up and was able to handcuff him,” Devies said.
The chief says the gun was not on Conner at that time, but he says they retraced his steps and located a loaded handgun near a house on Edison Street where he jumped a fence.
Devies says the gun was stolen out of New Philadelphia.
The chief says Conner had just left a young lady’s house on Edison Street with whom he had a verbal argument when he started waving the gun at passing cars.
“We’re thankful that it ended peacefully and nobody got hurt, but one stupid move and it could’ve ended up in tragedy.”