Jefferson City man faces weapons, drug charges after disturbance with girlfriend's father

A Jefferson City man faces drug and weapons charges after running from police following a disturbance.

Chaquan McClain is charged with second-degree drug trafficking, unlawful use of a weapon, and resisting arrest. 

The Jefferson City Police Department says officers were called to a home on East Dunklin Street Sunday morning for a weapons offense.  On the way to the scene, one officer said he spotted the victim running down Tanner Way, being chased by McClain.  The victim yelled that McClain had a gun.

As the officer tried to detain McClain, McClain allegedly pulled back and said he needed to give his backpack to someone.  The officer said he denied McClain’s request, at which point McClain tossed the backpack to a third person and ran from the scene.  McClain was taken into custody after a brief pursuit.

Inside the backpack, officers found nearly 30 fentanyl pills, several rounds of ammunition, and a handgun that had been altered to allow it to fire fully automatically. 

According to court documents, a disturbance broke out between McClain and the victim in the victim’s front yard.  The victim then went into his home, and McClain’s girlfriend, who was the victim’s daughter, broke a window, went inside, and unlocked the door for McClain.  McClain allegedly ran inside the home with the intent to assault the victim.  The victim told police that McClain pointed a gun at him.