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Pana Man Arrested Sunday; Charged With Unlawful Use Of Weapon By A Felon

A Pana man was arrested on Sunday after Pana Police received a call at 6:56 PM of a person acting strangely and in possible possession of a handgun.  When police arrived at 12 Vine Street in Pana, they saw 32-year-old Jeremy Winter on the front porch of his house where police say he was making threats and refusing to cooperate with officers.  


Additional Pana officers and resources were called including Pana Ambulance. Winter fled the house where officers were able to secure a perimeter around it allowing other family members to leave. After some negotiation, Winter exited the house with a loaded .45 caliber handgun, placed the weapon down, and was arrested at 7:44 PM. 


Winter was taken into custody and charged with unlawful use of a weapon by a felon and taken to Christian County Correctional Center. He had been arrested in 2017 for possession of a firearm, meth, and aggravated assault. In May of 2018, Winter pled guilty to possession of a firearm by a felon and was sentenced to 4 years in IDOC. 


Chief Daniel Bland says that he is extremely proud of his officers for handling what he called a very serious and volatile situation. 

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