Man accused of grabbing gun during Cape Girardeau argument over gas

Friday, December 2, 2011

A Jackson man is in custody after he allegedly wielded a gun during a verbal altercation with a woman at a Cape Girardeau gas station Monday night.

James H. Swift, 38, allegedly engaged in an argument with a woman while he was pumping gas at Kidd's, 1325 Broadway, around 7 p.m. Monday, police spokesman Darin Hickey said. The woman was waiting to use the gas pump Swift was using. During the argument, Swift allegedly went to his car and tucked a handgun in his waistband and showed it to the woman.

Swift did not point the gun at the woman, Hickey said.

Swift was arrested and charged with unlawful use of a weapon. He was being held on $7,500 bond in Cape Girardeau County Jail.

Pertinent address:

1325 Broadway, Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Map of pertinent addresses

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