A North Canton man faces a string of charges after a Sunday traffic mishap.
While investigating a crash at the intersection of Ream Avenue NW and West Maple Street, officers noticed that one of the drivers appeared to be impaired and had a lump in his sock.
Bradford T. Black, 18, told the officers “it was a clip to his pistol he had in the car.”
Authorities say the officers recovered a handgun from under the front seat.
After his arrest, police say Black threatened to kill the officers involved in his arrest and told them he had an AK-47 and M4 rifle at his home.
A subsequent search of Black’s Pershing Avenue NE residence uncovered two rifles and a gun safe that contained drugs and money.
Black has been charged with driving under the influence, assured clear distance, improperly handling firearms in motor vehicles, carrying concealed weapons, using weapons while intoxicated and aggravated menacing.
Authorities say felony drug charges are pending.
Black remains in the Stark County Jail with a bond set at $50,000. His next court appearance is set for April 29.