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Probable cause found in case against Quincy man charged in convenience store disturbance

Perry Adams
By Herald-Whig
Posted: Sep. 13, 2017 8:55 pm Updated: Sep. 13, 2017 9:07 pm

QUINCY -- Probable cause was found Wednesday against a Quincy man on charges he faces after allegedly threatening employees of a southwest-side convenience store last month with an Airsoft pistol.

Perry T. Adams, 29, was arrested Aug. 29 after police responded to a disturbance about 10:30 p.m. at G and H Shortstop, 1414 S. Sixth. SClBAdams is charged with aggravated assault, a Class A misdemeanor, and possession of methamphetamine. He will be arraigned on the charges Oct. 4 in Adams County Circuit Court.

Quincy police officer David Distin testified Wednesday that the owner of the store said a man he knew as "Perry" asked to buy beer and cigarettes after the store had closed. The man allegedly became angry after he was told the store would not reopen.

"He returned and confronted him with a gun in the street," Distin said.

In surveillance footage, Distin identified the man as Perry Adams, and he testified that two other officers confirmed the identification.

After the store incident, officers went to Adams' home at 524 Van Buren and placed him under arrest.

Distin testified that another officer found the top portion of an Airsoft pistol in a dumpster at the east end of an east-west alley between Fifth and Sixth, and Van Buren and Harrison streets.

After a search warrant was obtained by police, the lower portion of the Airsoft pistol was found on the porch of the house.

During the search, officers reportedly found a glass pipe used to inhale methamphetamine. Residue in the pipe field-tested positive for methamphetamine.

Adams posted $500 bond and was released from the Adams County Jail on Wednesday after Judge Robert Adrian approved a defense motion to reduce his bond to $5,000 from $25,000.

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