Ann Arbor man pulled handgun on two people during dispute over marijuana, police say
A man was arrested Monday night, accused of pulling a handgun on two people who were in his car during a dispute about a previous marijuana deal, Ann Arbor police said.
Jamal Rashad Cooper, 23, of Ann Arbor, is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, court records show.
He was scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon at the Washtenaw County Jail.
Police said Cooper pulled a gun on a man and woman he knows at 11 p.m. Monday in his car on South Maple Road and threatened them because he claimed they owed him money from the previous marijuana deal.
Officers responded and arrested Cooper after one of the victims called police, Lt. Mark St. Amour said. Police seized the handgun.
Cooper is prohibited from having a firearm because he's a felon, records show. He was paroled Oct. 6, 2010, after serving nearly five years in prison for larceny from a person and assault with intent to rob while unarmed.
Lee Higgins covers crime and courts for AnnArbor.com. He can be reached by phone at (734) 623-2527 and email at firstname.lastname@example.org.