JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The chief of staff of Missouri Sen. Justin Brown is facing two misdemeanor charges after his gun fell to the floor during a bar fight.
45-year-old Jared Brown, of Malden, was charged Thursday with unlawful use of a weapon and peace disturbance.
Jared Brown was arrested March 7 after the disturbance at the Spectator’s Bar and Grill in Jefferson City. He was released after posting $5,000 bond.
Jefferson City police say Brown told officers that he was “highly intoxicated” at the time, and that the 9 mm Ruger pistol recovered at the bar was his.
Sen. Brown, R-Rolla, said Wednesday that Jared Brown is taking a leave of absence to get “the help he needs.” The two men are not related.
Online court records don’t name an attorney for Jared Brown.