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Weinhaus Indicted By Grand Jury

A grand jury issued an indictment against Jeffrey Weinhaus last Tuesday, stemming from a Sept. 11 incident where he was shot by Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers outside the MFA gas station in St. Clair.

Weinhaus faces eight charges, which includes the original charges for possession of a controlled substance, tampering with a judicial officer and misdemeanor marijuana possession.

There are five additional felony charges, including two counts of attempted assault on a law enforcement officer, armed criminal action and one count resisting arrest.

Weinhaus, a candidate for Crawford County Coroner in November, has been at Franklin County Jail since being arrested on Nov. 1.

Presiding Circuit Judge Gael Wood signed the indictment and now Weinhaus is being held on a $250,000 cash-only bond after previously being held on $50,000 cash-only.

Weinhaus was scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday for arraignment.

Authorities determined that a video blog he shot under his “Bulletinman” moniker on YouTube back in August were threats against law enforcement and elected officials in Crawford County where Weinhaus was active as a provocateur. He also targeted the city of Bourbon, mainly Mayor Leonard Armstrong.

Weinhaus often accused officials in the city of engaging in corrupt activities.

On Aug. 22, troopers served Weinhaus a search warrant and collected his computers. He was able to return to the Internet on different equipment, but on Sept. 9 he threatened to “occupy the courthouse” on an undetermined date.

On Sept. 11, Weinhaus went to meet troopers in St. Clair. He believed that they were returning his equipment to them. Troopers say they told Weinhaus he was under arrest. A holstered gun was spotted on his person.

When troopers ordered Weinhaus to move his hands away from the gun, he allegedly unstrapped the holster and began to draw the weapon. He was fired on several times out of fear for their safety.

Weinhaus denies that he made any direct threats and that he did not attempt to draw his gun.

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