Drexel, MO police chief arrested for unlawful use of weapon

Posted at 6:07 PM, Jan 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-24 19:07:39-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The chief of police for Drexel, Missouri was arrested after he allegedly pointed a gun in his girlfriend's son's face during an argument.

Jonathan Carpenter, 39, is charged with unlawful use of a weapon while intoxicated and resisting or interfering with arrest.

According to court records, Carpenter got into an argument with the son of a woman he had been in a romantic relationship with for the last two years. The argument took place at the woman's house, where Carpenter and the son lived, in the early morning hours Wednesday.

During the argument, Carpenter allegedly pointed a gun at the son's head. The son and a friend left the house after his mother intervened.

When Cass County deputies arrived at the home to arrest Carpenter, he allegedly resisted officers when they tried to put him in handcuffs. Police eventually used a stun gun and took Carpenter into custody.

When police recovered the gun allegedly used in the incident, a bullet was discovered in the chamber.

Court records also say that Carpenter told jail staff he had drank around 10 beers that night.