Columbia man arrested for unlawful possession of firearm, resisting arrest

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 | 5:01 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — A Columbia man was arrested Tuesday night after fleeing police.

Quinton James Vaughan, 21, was the passenger of a cream-colored 1985 Buick LeSabre pulled over by a deputy on Brown School Road near Highway 63. When the vehicle was stopped for an expired license plate, Vaughan got out of the vehicle, dropped a loaded revolver and ran, said Tom Reddin, a major in the Boone County Sheriff's Department.

Vaughan was stopped without struggle by a responding deputy.

Vaughan was arrested on suspicion of the unlawful possession of a firearm, resisting arrest and possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana, according to a release from the sheriff's department. 

The driver of the vehicle was allowed to leave, the release stated.

In 2009, Vaughan received a felony conviction for the unlawful distribution and delivery of drug paraphernalia, Reddin said.

In Missouri, it is illegal for someone with a criminal record to have a firearm.

Vaughan was taken to Boone County Jail, the release stated. His bond is $9,500. 


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