Jefferson City teen sentenced to prison for running from cops with loaded gun

A Jefferson City teenager is sentenced to prison after fleeing from police on foot, with a weapon on hand.

Danaun Washington, 17, pleaded guilty to second-degree assault, resisting arrest, unlawful use of a weapon, tampering and receiving stolen property on Monday.  In exchange for his plea, two other charges were dismissed.  Washington was sentenced to seven years in prison. 

In October of last year, Washington and several others bailed out of a stolen car and ran once officers arrived at Memorial Park.  Police chased Washington through the park and into a neighborhood in the 100 block of Westmore Drive.  One officer said he saw Washington, with the gun in hand, preparing to ambush another officer.  He ordered Washington to drop the weapon.  The teen tried to run again, but fell on top of the gun.  Police say Washington still refused to cooperate, and it wasn’t until extra officer arrived that they were able to arrest him.  He has a loaded 9 mm gun on him.