Pinckneyville School Board Accused Of Illegal Use Of Weapon

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By WSIL Staff

UPDATED 1:09 P.M.

PINCKNEYVILLE - A prominent member of the Pinckneyville community is facing assault and weapons charges.

Nathan Kellerman made his first appearance in Perry County Court Friday morning.

Kellerman is a school board member, a sheriff's dispatcher, and the son of Pinckneyville's mayor. He was arrested around 1:20 a.m. on New Years Day.

According to court documents, Kellerman has been charged with felony unlawful use of a weapons and misdemeanor aggravated assault. On the morning of January 1st, he allegedly pointed a .32 caliber pistol at a man. The incident took place at either The Eagles Lodge or The Moose Lodge in Pinckneyville. Those lodges are located across the street from each other. 

Kellerman's attorney, Bryan Drew, has filed a claim of unconstitutionality. He's arguing that the unlawful use of a weapons charge violates Kellerman's Second Amendment rights. 

A hearing on that claim is set for February 20. 

 

ORIGINAL STORY:

PINCKNEYVILLE - A prominent member of the Pinckneyville community faces a felony weapons charge.

Nathan Kellerman is a school board member, a sheriff's dispatcher, and the son of Pinckneyville's mayor. He was arrested early New Years Day for unlawful use of a weapon.

Pinckneyville police are not saying what kind of weapon Kellerman had or how it was used.  He was taken to the Jackson County Jail for booking.

Kellerman has since bonded out. He is now on administrative leave from his position at the Perry County sheriff's department.

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