Marion Man Arrested for Possessing a Stolen Handgun and an Outstanding Warrant
A Marion man was arrested in Jackson County over the weekend for an outstanding warrant and possessing a stolen handgun.
Carbondale Police say 26-year-old Keenan Parson was a passenger in a vehicle stopped by police on Saturday night for an equipment violation in the 500 block of West Main Street.
Parson had a warrant out of Union County. A handgun was found under his seat. The gun was reported stolen from Cape Girardeau. Officers charged Parson with Possession of Stolen Firearm and Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon.
The driver of the vehicle was identified as 23-year-old Jaylyn Williams of Du Quoin. During the investigation, the officer also located a small amount of raw illegal cannabis in the vehicle. Williams was issued a civil law citation for Possession of Cannabis and released.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Carbondale Police Department or Crime Stoppers at 618-549-COPS.