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June 3, 2014

Man arrested for possession of sawed-off shotgun

DUNCAN — Possession of a sawed-off shotgun resulted in a felony charge for a Duncan man, after police were called to a possible domestic abuse case late Thursday night.

Jimi D. Allen, 31, has been released on a $5,000 bond following an alleged altercation with his wife, Clear Allen. Duncan police officer Bryan M. Eades, who wrote the affidavit, was among the officers who responded to the domestic violence call to the house on West Hackberry.

“When I arrived, I heard a confrontation from inside the residence,” Eades said. “Clear advised me that her husband was intoxicated and high on methamphetamine. Clear told me that Allen was in possession of a sawed-off shotgun. Allen walked down (to another residence on West Hackberry) and attempted to trade the weapon for meth.

“Clear advised me that she went to get her intoxicated husband. When she approached him (Allen), he began hitting her in the face with his fists. Clear had visible redness and swelling to her cheeks and forehead.”

Clear Allen told police Jimi Allen was in their residence and granted them access to the house. When officers attempted to open the bedroom door, where Allen was alleged to be, they found the door was deadbolted, according to the affidavit.

The officers waited for more police units to arrive. Eades took Clear Allen to a safe location. A neighbor approached officers, handing over a sawed-off shotgun to them. He told police “Allen had brought the gun to him, asking him to buy it from him.”

Another person on the scene began removing part of an air conditioner from the bedroom window, where officers observed Allen sleeping. After being told to stop, the person left the scene.

“Allen was now visible, lying face down on his bed through the removed portion of the A/C,” Eades said in his affidavit. “Allen appeared to be asleep. Other officers arrived, and we prepared to enter the home to attempt contact with Allen.

“I was watching through the opening in the window when he suddenly woke up and stood up next to his bed. I yelled ‘police’ and ordered him to show me his hands. Allen looked through the hole in the window at me in uniform, advising I was a police officer and ordered him to show his hands. Immediately, Allen jumped out of my sight as I continued to identify myself and order him to raise his hands.”

After officers made entry into the room, Allen was taken into custody. Police found two rifles and a pistol in the room a few feet from where Allen had been, according to the affidavit.

Allen faces the felony charge of possession of a sawed-off shotgun, which is punishable by up to two years in prison and/or a $1,000 fine, and the misdemeanor charge of domestic assault and battery, which is punishable by up to a year in jail and/or a $5,000 fine.

Allen’s preliminary hearing conference is set for 9 a.m. July 30 in Stephens County District Court.

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