CLEVELAND — A relative of Cleveland’s mayor has been indicted on weapons charges.
Cleveland.com reports (http://bit.ly/2gYREdZ ) Frank Jackson Jr., grandson of Mayor Frank Jackson, was indicted Friday for carrying a concealed weapon and improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle.
In a statement, the Democratic mayor called his grandson’s arrest “deeply personal and painful.”
Records show Frank Jackson Jr. was the passenger in a truck stopped for blocking traffic in Cleveland. Officers say they found a .40-caliber bullet in the car and a gun in the center console. Officers say the younger Jackson told them he had a gun clip in his pocket.
Jackson’s attorney said during his bond hearing that he is “anxious to resolve this matter.”
The 17-year-old truck driver has been charged with weapons offenses in juvenile court.
Information from: cleveland.com, http://www.cleveland.com