Crime

Man arrested for alleged possession of concealed weapon

A man was arrested on the 2000 block of Shoemaker Avenue early Saturday morning for possession of a concealed weapon and a switchblade, Merced County Sheriff's Department reported.

Gregory Knox, 29, was spotted by a deputy in a driveway near where a domestic dispute had been reported shortly before 3 a.m. Knox became belligerent and antagonistic towards the deputy, who approached him.

Deputies say Knox kept putting his hands in his pockets and was very agitated. When asked by the deputy if he had any weapons, Knox said he had a knife in his pocket. After he was detained, the deputy withdrew a switchblade knife from Knox's pocket.

The deputy also later discovered knox had an unloaded small caliber revolver in his pocket along with the knife. Knox's involvement in the domestic dispute is still under investigation and no charges were filed on the original domestic dispute that led to Knox's incident.

He was booked on suspicion of illegal weapon possession and remain in lieu of $50,500 bail, deputies said.

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