Youngstown police arrest man on gun charge

YOUNGSTOWN — Reports said police arrested an Austintown man early today in a downtown bar with a loaded 9mm handgun and more than $2,500 cash.

Sammy Anderson, 22, of South Raccoon Road, is in the Mahoning County jail on charges of carrying concealed weapons and possession of marijuana as well as warrants for driving under suspension and aggravated menacing. He is expected to be arraigned later today in municipal court.

Officer Ryan Curry was working security in a 116 W. Federal St. bar about 1:35 a.m. when he noticed Anderson arguing with another man and Anderson kept reaching for his waistband like he had a gun.

Curry called for backup and approached Anderson as he walking out of the bar, reports said. Reports said when Anderson noticed police he sat down but he appeared nervous. He was taken into custody and searched, and police found the gun in his waistband with a 15-round magazine, a pill bottle with suspected marijuana inside and $2,542 in cash.

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