CHARLESTON — One of two men suspected of planning to sell marijuana also faces a weapons charge after their arrest following an incident during which police say another person was shot.
Braxton J. Johnson, 22, reportedly had a handgun at the time of the arrests on Monday and was charged with armed violence as well as possession of cannabis with intent to deliver.
The other suspect, Brandon L. Hightower, also 22, was the driver of the vehicle in which the two men were reportedly found along with about 2 1/3 pounds of marijuana and is charged with an intent to deliver offense.
Court records list an address of 1436 10th St. Apt. C for Johnson, though police said he formerly lived in Chicago. Hightower’s address on record is in Danville but police indicated he lives in Charleston.
No charges are yet on file in connection with the reported shooting and a decision on that is pending, Coles County State’s Attorney Brian Bower said on Wednesday.
Bower wouldn’t say whether