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SIOUX CITY MAN ARRESTED ON DRUG & WEAPONS CHARGES IN SGT BLUFF INCIDENT

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UPDATED 10:25AM 10/21/16

A SIOUX CITY MAN IS IN CUSTODY FACING MULTIPLE DRUG AND WEAPONS CHARGES FROM AN INCIDENT INVOLVING SGT. BLUFF POLICE THURSDAY.

47 YEAR OLD JOHN MCPHERSON IS CHARGED WITH POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DELIVER METH, POSSESSION OF DRUGS, THREE COUNTS OF CARRYING A DANGEROUS WEAPON, ASSAULTING AN OFFICER AND A DRUG TAX STAMP VIOLATION.

MCPHERSON WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY THURSDAY MORNING AT THE BRIDGE MOBILE HOME COURT IN SGT. BLUFF.

SGT, BLUFF POLICE CHIEF SCOTT PACK SAYS OFFICERS WERE ATTEMPTING TO SERVE A WARRANT ON ANOTHER SUBJECT THERE AND MADE CONTACT WITH MCPHERSON AND OTHERS IN A VEHICLE OUTSIDE THE RESIDENCE.

PACK SAYS AN OFFICER OBSERVED MCPHERSON, WHO WAS IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT, MAKE A SUDDEN MOVEMENT TOWARDS HIS WAISTLINE, WHERE HE HAD A 45 CALIBER HANDGUN.

THE UNIDENTIFIED OFFICER FIRED ONE SHOT FROM HIS DUTY WEAPON.

MCPHERSON WAS NOT STRUCK BY THE ROUND BUT RECEIVED MINOR INJURIES FROM BREAKING GLASS.

mcpherson-john-mug-2AUTHORITIES SAY MCPHERSON ALSO WAS IN POSSESSION OF OTHER WEAPONS AND AN OUNCE OF METH.

HE’S BEING HELD IN THE WOODBURY COUNTY JAIL ON A REDUCED BOND OF $32-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

THIS INCIDENT IS BEING INVESTIGATED BY AGENTS WITH THE IOWA DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION.

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A SIOUX CITY MAN IS IN CUSTODY FACING MULTIPLE DRUG AND WEAPONS CHARGES.

47 YEAR OLD JOHN MCPHERSON IS CHARGED WITH POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DELIVER METH, POSSESSION OF DRUGS, THREE COUNTS OF CARRYING A DANGEROUS WEAPON, ASSAULTING AN OFFICER AND A DRUG TAX STAMP VIOLATION.

MCPHERSON WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY THURSDAY.

HE’S BEING HELD IN THE WOODBURY COUNTY JAIL ON $117-THOUSAND DOLLARS BOND.