Officers find loaded weapon in canal near Clark Fork River

MISSOULA COUNTY

POSTED: 10:48 AM Nov 12 2012   UPDATED: 9:59 PM Nov 12 2012
WEAPON FOUND IN CANAL OF CLARK FORK RIVER
MISSOULA COUNTY -

Missoula City police and Missoula County Search and Rescue recovered a KAHR semi-automatic 40-caliber pistol. 

The loaded pistol was found near 500 block of Burton Street, in a canal by the Clark Fork River.

The search was centered around a waterway off the Clark Fork River, near West Broadway.

Officers are also looking for a shell casing after a city police officer discharged his weapon in a warning shot, after a man on a bicycle refused to cooperate. 

Police believed Joseph Peasley was armed.  He was arrested on a probation violation.