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Clarion Man Charged After Probation Check Turns Up Illegal Weapons

Friday, May 17, 2019 @ 12:05 AM

Posted by Aly Delp

James McCulloughCLARION BOROUGH, Pa. (EYT) – A Clarion man is facing charges after probation officers allegedly found two sets of brass knuckles during a routine probation check.

Court documents indicate the Clarion Borough Police Department filed criminal charges against 26-year-old James M. McCullough, of Clarion.

According to a criminal complaint, around 4:50 p.m. on April 26, Clarion Borough Police were dispatched to a location on South Street to meet with Clarion County Adult Probation.

Chief William Peck met with a Probation Officer Kerle who stated that James McCullough who is currently on probation and lives at the South Street residence failed a drug test. During a search of the residence, the probation officers located a black set of brass knuckles and a red folding knife with brass knuckles attached to the knife.

The complaint notes McCullough was also in possession of hemp oil and hemp cigarettes which are also a violation of probation rules.

McCullough was detained and placed in the Clarion County Jail.

Based on the investigation, the following charges were filed through Magisterial District Judge Duane L. Quinn’s office on Monday, May 13:

– Make Repairs/Sell/Etc. Offensive Weapon, Misdemeanor 1 (two counts)

According to a Clarion County Jail Inmate Database search, McCullough was released on May 2.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 8:45 a.m. on Tuesday, June 4, with Judge Quinn presiding.

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