Man charged with carrying loaded firearm

BY DI STAFF | OCTOBER 26, 2012 6:30 AM

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A North Liberty man has been accused of carrying a loaded firearm after being identified as the subject of an arrest warrant.

According to a North Liberty police complaint, Byron Jackson, 19, 160 Jackson Lane, was charged Oct. 25 with carrying a weapon on a North Liberty bike trail.

As Jackson was about to be searched and handcuffed, he told officers they should secure what he had in his waistband and lifted up his shirt. In his waistband on his right side was a Colt Brand CO2 BB Pistol caliber .177. The pistol was loaded and had a charged CO2 canister, the complaint said.

Werner admitted to carrying the firearm in case he got into a dangerous situation or if anyone messed with him, the complaint said. Officers proceeded to search his bag, in which they located a similar caliber CO2 pistol and homemade brass knuckles.

Carrying weapons is an aggravated misdemeanor.

— by Quentin Misiag

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