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Man with semi-automatic handgun accused of violating domestic violence injunction

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Johnathan Donald Laing

A Crystal River man was arrested recently after he was spotted with a semi-automatic handgun in violation of an active injunction for domestic violence.

Marion County sheriff’s deputies were investigating a suspicious incident when they spotted 38-year-old Johnathan Donald Laing wearing a stainless-steel Ruger SR1911 semi-automatic handgun on his hip that had one round in the chamber and seven others in the magazine. Deputies determined that an injunction had been issued against Laing on April 28, 2017 in Citrus County that prohibited him from being in possession of any firearms or ammunition, a sheriff’s office report states.

After the injunction was confirmed, Laing was placed under arrest and transported to the Marion County Jail, where he was charged with possession of a weapon or ammunition. He was released on $2,000 bond and his next court date hasn’t yet been set, jail records show.