Suspect who tossed pistol convicted for no permitPublished 7:01am Friday, June 28, 2013
A 21-year-old man accused last year of chasing two people while he had a gun was convicted on a gross misdemeanor charge Thursday in Mower County Court.
Tywan Clark, of Austin, was convicted of possession of a pistol without a permit. Another charge for possession of a pistol by user of a controlled substance was dismissed. He was placed on supervised probation for an indeterminate amount of time and must complete 10 days of community service.
Police arrested Clark on June 24, 2012, after homeowners in the area reported a foot chase in the 2000 block of Sixth Avenue Northeast around 6:30 p.m. that Sunday. A bystander saw Clark walking back and forth on the road and toss his gun in the back of a truck near the 2100 block. An officer arrested Clark after finding a loaded 9mm semi-automatic pistol in the back of a truck. Though the magazine was empty, there was one live round in the chamber, the report stated. According to the court complaint, Clark also admitted he tossed a bag of marijuana in a yard; however, police could not find the bag.