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  • Magnolia man held on weapons charges

  • A Magnolia man was arrested early Sunday morning after he apparently tried to reach for a gun as police investigated a domestic dispute.
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  • Dover Police have arrested a Magnolia man after he made an apparent move toward a gun hidden in his pickup truck.
    The incident took place at 12:36 a.m. Oct. 27, said police spokesman Lt. Marvin Mailey. Police responded to an argument taking place behind the Hollywood Diner involving a man, identified as James Holmes, 45, a woman and small child, Mailey said.
    One officer approached the woman on the passenger side while a second officer went up to the Holmes, who was on the driver's side, Mailey said. When the officer requested Holmes provide identification, he instead reached under the driver's seat, prompting the officer to order him to stop.
    Holmes hesitated, Mailey said, causing the officer to draw his weapon and order him again to remove his hand. Holmes was taken from the truck and the vehicle searched; the search turned up a Smith & Wesson .40-caliber firearm under the driver's seat. An additional search turned up a magazine with ammunition and a .22-caliber rifle hidden under a blanket.
    Holmes. whose address was given as the unit block of Misty Lane, Magnolia, was charged with two counts of carrying a concealed deadly weapon.
    He was later released on a $5,000 secured bond.
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