Macon PD Arrest Man Downtown With Stolen Assault Rifle

Macon PD Arrest Man Downtown With Stolen Assault Rifle

Macon PD - On 02/21/14 at approximately 8:30pm, the Macon Police Department received a report of a man walking in the downtown area who appeared to be concealing a long gun.  The report indicated a man was in the 100 block of Vine with a gun concealed under clothing.  Macon Police Officers responded to the area, making contact with a white male suspect the officers witnessed exiting an upstairs apartment and then entering a business below.  The male suspect appeared intoxicated and denied knowledge of a weapon.  Officers then located a weapon, appearing to be an assault rifle, located inside the apartment stairwell entrance which was then cleared for safety and seized.  Upon further investigation, the male suspect, a 27-year old white male of Moberly, was taken into custody for unlawful use of a weapon.  The suspect was then transported to the Macon Police Department for processing.  Officers later learned the weapon had been stolen from a residence in the 100 block of South Rollins Street earlier the same date.  The suspect was later taken to the Macon County Jail where he was placed on 24-hour hold pending formal charges.  Formal charges of unlawful use of a weapon and stealing of a firearm were filed against Douglas A. Dale of Moberly, with bond being set at $9,000.00 cash only.  Dale remains in custody at this time.

A criminal charge is merely an allegation and the defendant is, of course, presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Echo Menges

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Reporter for The Edina Sentinel Covering Knox County, Missouri Since 2010