• Jonathan Cox Courtesy photo

Monday, March 05, 2018
JAFFREYIndictment in Mr. Mike’s gun case

A Jaffrey man has been indicted after allegedly pointing a loaded handgun at a gas station employee in Jaffrey after he was refused the sale of alcohol in January, according to court records.

Jonathan Cox, 26, was recently indicted by the Cheshire County Superior Court on charges of criminal threatening with a deadly weapon and being a convicted felon in possession of a deadly weapon. Both charges are class B felonies.

Police were called to Mr. Mike’s around 11:40 p.m. on Jan. 28 by an employee who said Cox had pointed a gun at them after he was refused the sale of alcohol.

Cox had been denied the sale of alcohol as he came in after the store’s 11:30 p.m. deadline, according to Police Chief Bill Oswalt. 

Cox allegedly tapped on the store’s window with a handgun and pointed it at the employee, according to Oswalt. He then fled the scene. 

Peterborough, Rindge, and New Ipswich were called in to help find Cox. He was eventually arrested after being found on Blake Street around 1 a.m. Police say Cox had a fully loaded Ruger handgun at the time of his arrest. 

He is currently being held at the Cheshire County House of Corrections, according to court records. 

Cox was convicted of a Nov. 2010 felony charge of burglary in Ohio. Oswalt said Cox has an “extensive” criminal record.

— By Nicholas Handy