CUYAHOGA FALLS — A Cooper Drive man is facing multiple felony weapons charges, as well as felony drug trafficking and misdemeanor weapons, drug and traffic charges and citations after police responded to a report that he was seen with a gun at a Bailey Road bar Saturday night.
According to Stow Municipal Court records, 29-year-old Refus J. Holloway entered felony no pleas to two counts each of third-degree felony weapons under disability and fourth-degree felony improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle, as well as a single count of fifth-degree felony drug trafficking at his arraignment Monday.
In addition, Holloway pleaded not guilty to two counts of first-degree misdemeanor using a weapon while intoxicated and single counts of misdemeanor operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, blood alcohol content, marijuana possession, drug paraphernalia possession, and display of lighted lights.
Holloway is scheduled for a felony status hearing before Judge Lisa Coates at 10:30 a.m. March 20. He was released from Summit County Jail on a 10 percent of $50,000 bond on Tuesday, according to court records. An attorney for Holloway could not be immediately identified.
Police said Holloway left the bar in his car before they arrived, but they saw the car and stopped it on Bailey Road near Northmoreland Boulevard at about 8:30 p.m. According to complaints police filed in court, the felony and misdemeanor weapons charges were all due to two loaded handguns that they found in his vehicle, one in a knapsack on the back floorboard and the other in the center console. The weapons under disability charges are due to it being illegal for Holloway to possess firearms because of a prior felony conviction, according to complaints.
Police said they also found suspected marijuana packaged in three small plastic bags and one larger bag and a digital scale with suspected marijuana residue on it in the car. Cooper’s blood alcohol content level measured at 0.191 percent, more than twice the 0.08-percent legal limit, said police.
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