Cottage Hills: Man arrested on weapons charges, swinging bat at family

Cottage Hills: Man arrested on weapons charges, swinging bat at family

Cottage Hills: Man arrested on weapons charges, swinging bat at family

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by Jeff Mason

KMOV.com

Posted on June 17, 2010 at 8:15 PM

Updated Friday, Jun 18 at 9:32 AM

(KMOV) -- A Cottage Hills, Ill., man was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon Thursday.

James Staggs left his house at about 9:20 a.m. Wednesday, swinging a baseball bat at family members with police present. He was ordered to drop the bat and was arrested.

Police learned about a gun Staggs' owned and found it. Since Staggs is a convicted felon for a prior burglary charge, he is not allowed to possess a firearm.

Staggs was also issued a misdemeanor charge for disorderly contact.

Bail for Staggs is set at $40,000.

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