An off-duty Kansas City, Missouri police chief was arrested early Wednesday, January 24 after pointing a gun at a man during an argument, according to a Cass County Sheriff’s office news release.
According to records, 39-year-old Jonathan R.G. Carpenter of Drexel, Mo., was the police chief arrested and he got himself booked into Cass County jail to boot.
I’m sure he loved that experience. He’s a criminal, now. Just like every guy he’s ever arrested!
The incident started when Cass County deputies went to a house on the 400 block of East Hickory Street, which is Carpenter’s home, at around 2 a.m. on Wednesday to answer a call of a domestic disturbance. The sheriff’s office said a man there allegedly pointed a gun at another man. The man, who wasn’t named, stated that Carpenter started an argument and pointed a gun at his face. The same man stated that Carpenter was drunk when this occurred. It is not clear what started the argument or how these two men know each other.
Carpenter was identified as the suspect and arrested. He has been charged with unlawful use of a weapon while intoxicated and resisting or interfering with arrest. His bond was set at $7,500.
Sounds like Carpenter put up a bit of a fight and didn’t go quietly.
But wait, there’s more!
Carpenter is the police chief of Drexel but wasn’t on duty during the incident. Calls to City Hall and the Drexel Police Department went unanswered.
Gee, I wonder why they didn’t want to answer the phone? Perhaps because their chief of police just got arrested for waving a gun in a guys face and resisting being arrested. As of late Wednesday afternoon, Carpenter was still in jail.
He sounds like such a wonderful role model and leader for his community and fellow officers.