Police find stolen gun in trash can after foot chase
Charleston police recovered a stolen gun over the weekend.
The Charleston Department of Public Safety says officers were called to the basketball courts at Lincoln Park just before 2:00 p.m. on Sunday on reports of a man with a gun.
A suspect matching the description was found a short time later.
Officers chased the man on foot and arrested him.
They also found a loaded firearm hidden in a trash can.
The gun was reported stolen to the Cape Girardeau Sheriff’s Department in July.
25-year-old Jermare Farmer of Charleston was charged with unlawful use of a weapon, receiving stolen property, and resisting arrest.
He was taken to the Mississippi County Jail. Bond has been set at $50,000 cash or surety.