A Mississippi man is facing multiple weapons charges after allegedly being seen with a handgun in his waistband while at Thai Spice, 201 Miracle Strip Parkway.
Fort Walton Beach Police officers were called to Thai Spice around 2:25 a.m. on April 12 for a report of a man carrying a gun, according to the arrest report. The caller said he’d seen 29-year-old Jonathan Lee Brown of Toomsuba with a gun.
When officers arrived, they saw a man later identified as Brown walking outside the building, the report said. The spoke to Brown in front of the bar and he allegedly lifted his shirt, revealing a loaded pistol in his waistband.
During a search, officers found .5 grams of “Molly” in Brown’s pocket, according to the report. Witnesses, including the bar owner, said they’d heard Brown telling people he had the gun and seen him with the gun.
The gun was found to be stolen and Brown was found to be a convicted felon, the report said.
He is charged with grand theft of a firearm, carrying a concealed firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a controlled substance.