Muskegon man in custody for carrying pistol in Ferrysburg park

A 19-year-old Muskegon man is in custody after Spring Lake/Ferrysburg police found a gun in his car while responding to an underage drinking complaint early Friday morning, police said. While on patrol about 1:30 a.m., a Spring Lake/Ferrysburg police officer noticed a car with five people inside parked near the basketball courts at Coast Guard Park, according to police. When the officer approached the car, he noticed an open bottle of alcohol near the car tires.
Jordan Travis
Jun 4, 2011


The driver was identified and police questioned the 19- and-20-year-olds, who admitted to drinking. They agreed to take breathalyzer tests, and one person said that he had recently smoked marijuana, police said.

The driver gave the police permission to search the car, and they found a loaded .40-caliber handgun under the front passenger floor mat, police said. Antario David Jemison, the front seat passenger, told police he bought the gun and ammunition off the street in Muskegon “for protection.” He said the serial numbers had been removed when he purchased it.

Jemison was arraigned later Friday morning on charges of carrying a concealed weapon, altering a serial number on a handgun and possession of marijuana. He is lodged at the Ottawa County Jail and being held on a $10,000 cash bond. If found guilty of the first charge, a felony under state law, he could face up to five years in prison or a fine of up to $2,500.

Another man was cited for minor in possession of alcohol, according to the police report.



Possessing a firearm with the serial numbers altered or removed can land you in prison up to 10 years. Combine that with a drug/alcohol charge and it gets even more serious.


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