An off-duty Kansas City area police chief was arrested early Wednesday after authorities say the officer pointed a gun at a man during an argument, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.
Jonathan R.G. Carpenter, 39, of Drexel, Mo., was arrested Wednesday and booked into the Cass County jail. Carpenter was charged with unlawful use of a weapon while intoxicated and resisting or interfering with arrest. His bond was set at $7,500.
Carpenter, who is the police chief of the city of Drexel, was not on duty when the incident happened, according to a sheriff’s office spokesman.
Calls to City Hall and the Drexel Police Department for comment went unanswered as of late Wednesday afternoon.
Cass County deputies went to a home in the 400 block of East Hickory Street in Drexel at around 2 a.m. Wednesday in reference to a call of a domestic disturbance. The sheriff’s office said a man there allegedly pointed a gun at another man. The man told deputies that Carpenter started a verbal argument with him, pulled out a gun and pointed it at his face. The man also said Carpenter was intoxicated when the argument happened.
It’s unclear how the two men know each other or what led up to the argument, which occurred at Carpenter’s residence.
Carpenter was identified as the suspect and was arrested early Wednesday, the news release said.
As of late Wednesday afternoon, Carpenter remained in custody at the Cass County jail.