The Fredericktown Police Department arrested Brent McComack, 38 of Fredericktown May 7 after receiving a complaint from neighbors that a man was lying in his backyard with a gun.
Later that day McComack was charged with possession of a controlled substance except 35 grams of less of marijuana, a class C felony.
According to a report from the Fredericktown Police Department, at approximately 6:14 a.m., May 7, an officer arrived at an alley way off of High Street and found McComack in the backyard of a Newberry St. residence, lying face down with what appeared to be a black handgun in his right hand. Officers also noticed empty alcoholic beverage bottles lying near the suspect.
McComack was handcuffed and the weapon was confiscated by the officer who later identified it as a “BB hand gun.” EMS was called to the scene to see if McComack needed medical assistance. McComack admitted he was drunk and refused treatment by EMS.
According to the report, McComack also told the officer he was getting harassed by his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend. McComack said he intended to threaten the man with the BB gun.
At approximately 9:18 a.m., the officer went back to the residence to speak with McComack about flourishing a gun during the previous incident. The officer handcuffed and searched McComack. While conducting the search, the officer found two pocket knives and a pipe. Residue in the pipe yielded a positive field test result for methamphetamine.
McComack was on house arrest at the time stemming from felony charges filed Jan. 17 for possession with intent to distribute, deliver, manufacture, produce, or attempt to distribute, deliver, manufacture, or produce a controlled substance (class B); Unlawful possession of a firearm (class C); Possession of a controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana (class C); and Unlawful use of a weapon- subsection 11- possession of weapon and a felony controlled substance (class D).
Following a bond reduction hearing for the January felony charges, Judge Rob Fulton ordered McComack’s bond be set at $25,000 cash or surety. The surety bond was allowed with special conditions stating McComack must live with his mother under house arrest.
After the May 7 arrest, McComack’s bond is now set at $50,000, cash-only. He hired a private attorney and already had a court appearance scheduled for 9 a.m., May 21 in Madison County.