A Columbus duo were arrested Tuesday, Nov. 29, after a Stone Hollow Place resident called officers of the Bellefontaine Police Department to report suspicious activity in the neighborhood.
Derek Northcutt, 22, was charged with having weapons under disability; possession of a stolen firearm; carrying a concealed weapon; improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle; and trafficking in marijuana.
Makhi M. McKinney, 19, was charged with persistent disorderly conduct.
Officers responded to the 700 block of Stone Hollow Place after a 1:50 p.m. call to police dispatchers. The caller said a car with occupants had been parked in the roadway for about 30 minutes.
Officers found Northcutt in the front passenger seat with another male suspect and McKinney was in the rear with another woman and an infant in a baby seat. An odor or raw marijuana was detected coming from the car.
All of the occupants were instructed to exit the car one at a time. Northcutt was wanted on an out of pick up radius warrant with a caution that he previously discharged a firearm into a habitation.
He denied possessing a firearm when asked, but an officer observed the end of a pistol magazine protruding from underneath a book bag on the front passenger seat floor board. Officers took photographs of the firearm before removing it and clearing it of ammunition. It was loaded with a 30-round magazine and one in the chamber of the semi-automatic pistol.
A second loaded 18-round magazine was found in the car’s center console.
Inside the book bag, officers found a large bag with marijuana, a small bag with marijuana, numerous individual packs containing marijuana and a digital weight scale.
A records check revealed the gun was stolen.
McKinney was argumentative with officers throughout the stop and demanded to speak to Northcutt. She began to walk toward the car and a cruiser. She was told to stop and officers grabbed her arm to stop her.
As she led away from the vehicles, she pulled away from officers and was then arrested.
Officers impounded the car and transported the other occupants to another location to await a ride home.
• Lawrence R. Beair Jr., 36, of 220 Walker St., was arrested Tuesday, Nov. 29, on a warrant for failure to appear.