Bond Set for Mt. Vernon Arrested on Weapons Charges

Bond Set for Mt. Vernon Arrested on Weapons Charges

MT. VERNON (WRXX) – Bond has been set at $100,000 for a 31-year-old Mt. Vernon man arrested over the weekend on multiple weapons-related charges.

According to the Mt. Vernon Police Department, Craig Lauer was arrested Saturday when officers responded to a report of a man armed with a handgun outside a home in the 1000 block of South 21st Street.

As officers were enroute to the scene, they received additional reports the man had fired the handgun.

The first arriving officer observed the suspect in the area and attempted to make contact. The suspect, now identified as Curtis R. Lauer, began to flee from the area on foot.

Officers were able to apprehend him after a foot pursuit. Additional officers arrived on scene to assist with the investigation. During the investigation, officers were able to locate a firearm and ammunition.

Lauer was transported to the Jefferson County Justice Center on charges of Armed Habitual Criminal, Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, Felon in Possession of Ammunition, Reckless Discharge of a Firearm, Aggravated Assault/Firearm and Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

No injuries were reported.