COLUMBIA — A Columbia man was arrested on suspicion of brandishing a handgun at a local strip club early Saturday.
According to Columbia Police Sgt. Joe Bernhard, Quillan Jacobs, 22, got into an argument at Club Vogue in which he pulled a gun inside the strip club shortly after 2 a.m. Police say that Jacobs then pointed it at the victim and pulled the trigger twice, but that the gun didn't fire.
The victim and several bystanders were able to seize the handgun from Jacobs before he was detained by Club Vogue security, Bernhard said. Police were stationed outside the club and searched his body and found crack cocaine in his pocket, according to Bernhard.
Jacobs faces charges for armed criminal action, first-degree assault, possession of a controlled substance and illegally possessing a gun. He is being held in the Boone County Jail. Bond has yet to be set.
Jacobs was already facing second-degree property damage charges stemming from a Sept. 30 incident. He was also arrested in connection with the 2008 murder of Nathaniel Bentley, in which he testified against his cousin, Damon Williams, who was convicted for the murder. Jacobs was convicted of second-degree robbery in the incident.