Police say Missouri man arrested with 53 stolen firearms

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HIGHLANDVILLE, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man faces several charges accusing him of aiming a gun at a deputy before being caught with dozens of stolen firearms.

The Springfield News-Leader reports that 33-year-old Jason Roy Anderson of Boonville is held without bond following his arrest on Thursday in southwestern Missouri.

Christian County Deputy Lachlan Hicks was conducting traffic enforcement on Highway 65 when a pickup truck sped by and drove erratically before being stopped.

A probable cause statement says Anderson emerged from the truck and pointed a .22-caliber rifle at Hicks’ car. The weapon apparently jammed at some point. It was unclear if any shots were fired. The deputy was not hurt.

The suspect was subdued with a stun gun. Police say they found 53 firearms and 5,000 rounds of ammunition in the truck.

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