Gun Incident Lands Two In Jefferson County Jail

(MT. VERNON, IL) — An incident Friday afternoon has landed two individuals behind bars. A call to the Mt. Vernon Police Department by an eyewitness that a passenger in an automobile had pointed a gun at him, led to an ensuing traffic stop of a car driven by 22 year old Samantha Rainey of Mt. Vernon. During the traffic stop, a search of the vehicle had uncovered a pill bottle containing cannabis and a glass smoking device. Additional amounts of cannabis were discovered as well as a 9 millimeter gun, pellet guns, and a loaded magazine for the 9 mm. Rainey, along with her passenger, 23 year old Cameron Dunn of Mt. Vernon, were both arrested without incident. Rainey was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, armed violence, possession of between 30 and 500 grams of cannabis, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Dunn was charged with aggravated assault with use of a deadly weapon, disorderly conduct, and possession of between 30 and 500 grams of cannabis. Both were awaiting bail to be set and are jailed in the Jefferson County Justice Center.