Saint Jo man jailed for pointing a weapon at a mother and child

Brian Blanton

A 50-year-old Saint Jo man was arrested Sunday and accused of brandishing a weapon at a woman and her child.

Police Chief Tyler Roy said police received a report of a “man with a gun” in the 300 block of East Meadows at 3:15 p.m. on Sunday.

The female victim, a neighbor of the suspect, told Roy the man had pointed a gun at her and her son.

Brian Blanton was arrested and charged with complaints of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Read the full story in the mid-week News.