(KMOV) – A 30-year-old man from East St. Louis who police says spotted urinating in the weeds in Brooklyn, Illinois last November was convicted on federal firearms and drug charges Tuesday.
As officers approached the man, Charles Christian jumped back into his car and led officers on a high speed chase, officials say.
When those officers retraced Christian’s steps, they found a loaded gun and a bag of crack cocaine. Christian also had marijuana in his pocket and his vehicle.
Sentencing is set for June 2011.