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Hannibal man arrested for discharging a firearm

HANNIBAL (WGEM) — A Hannibal man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly discharging a firearm on November 2, Hannibal police say.

Lt. Jacob Nacke reported that a warrant was issued in the Circuit Court of Marion County charging Otis Gauch, 41, with Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

Nacke stated that on November 11 Hannibal Officers located Gauch at a local business where he was taken into custody. The arrest was a result of a November 2 investigation in the 1700 block of 35th St. where officers were called in reference to a disturbance where a firearm had been discharged.

Officers responded and found there were no injuries, but the suspect had fled the area in a vehicle. During the course of the investigation a search warrant was served at the residence and a firearm was recovered.

Gauch’s bond was set at $25,000 cash only and Gauch remains in custody at the Marion County Jail.

Jim Roberts

Social Media & Digital Content Manager

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