Wanted man arrested on warrant plus weapons charges
JACKSON COUNTY, Ill.— On Friday, August 10th, 2012, at about 10:27pm, Jackson County Deputies were called to Club Coyote in rural DeSoto. A caller reported a man was in the bar, carrying several knives on or in his belt, and possibly armed with a handgun.
Employees spoke with the subject about the knives and he became aggressive and threatened violence against them. It was also reported that the man was wearing a motorcycle vest and "colors: indicating that he was affiliated with the Outlaws Motorcycle Club.
Deputies arrived and located a subject, identified as Chance W. Townsend, inside the bar. Townsend was found to be in possession of three large, fixed blade, sheath knives on or in his belt. He also had a small hatchet and metal knuckles concealed in his pockets. No handgun was found.
Townsend was arrested on an outstanding Jackson County arrest warrant for Failure to Appear for Speeding 40+ over the posted limit. New charges include Unlawful Use of a Weapon (Possession of a dangerous weapon in an establishment licensed to sell intoxicating beverages), Unlawful Use of a Weapon (Possession of metal knuckles), and Unlawful Use of a Weapon (Possession of dangerous knives with intent to use).
Townsend is currently incarcerated in the Jackson County Jail.