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Hannibal man arrested after reportedly threatening police

Damien McCulley
By THE HERALD-WHIG STAFF
Posted: Feb. 15, 2020 12:01 am Updated: Feb. 15, 2020 12:23 am

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- A Hannibal man faces multiple charges after he reportedly threatened a police officer Thursday afternoon.

Damien M.W. McCulley, 22, has been charged with unlawful use of a weapon, first-degree harassment and armed criminal action.

The Hannibal Police Department said an officer was investigating a traffic crash in the 100 block of North Seventh, and during the investigation an unrelated vehicle drove by the officer, and a passenger identified as McCulley reportedly displayed a handgun, made threatening gestures toward the officer with it and shouted at the officer.

Police said the vehicle was later found and a traffic stop was conducted, and McCulley was arrested without incident. A handgun was reportedly recovered from the inside of the vehicle.

In an unrelated case, McCulley also faces charges of first-degree harassment and making a terroristic threat for allegedly calling a bomb threat to a local business.

He is being held in the Marion County Jail.