Murphysboro Man Facing Gun Charges after Traffic Stop

Tools

By WSIL Manager

MURPHYSBORO-- An overnight traffic stop lands a Murphysboro man in jail and facing gun charges.

It happened around 2:00a.m Saturday morning, on Walnut Street near 6th Street.

The driver of the vehicle, 25-year-old Jeremiah Oats was arrested and charged with unlawful use of weapons by a felon after a loaded handgun was found.

Police say during the stop, a passenger got out and ran from the vehicle and has not been found. However, he has been identified and further charges are pending.

Oats was taken to the Jackson County Jail. 

Authorities are still investigating the incident.

Marion Regional
Current: 70°
Cloudy
High: 70°
Low: 57°
Wind: 6 MPH
Pressure: 0.00
Humidity: 64 %

What's on WSILTV Full Schedule