Rural Ark City man arrested after aggravated assault report
Pinion also accused of criminal possession of a firearm following traffic stop
ARKANSAS CITY, Kan. (Feb. 20, 2020) — The Arkansas City Police Department arrested a rural Arkansas City man Feb. 14 on a weapon charge after a traffic stop in southeast Arkansas City.
Darin Jake Pinion, 36, was arrested on suspicion of felony criminal possession of a firearm and misdemeanor driving under the influence (first offense).
He was transported to and booked into the Cowley County Jail in Winfield in lieu of $6,000 bond through Cowley County District Court in Arkansas City.
Pinion since has posted bond and been released from custody.
Police were dispatched at 8:38 p.m. Feb. 14 for a report of a possible aggravated assault in the 400 block of South C Street. A traffic stop was conducted in the 100 block of North C Street in connection.
The driver of the stopped vehicle, later identified as Pinion, was determined to be under the influence of alcohol and was found in illegal possession of a handgun.
Pinion subsequently was taken into custody without incident. The aggravated assault case has been forwarded to the Cowley County Attorney’s Office for review of possible additional charges.
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