Jefferson City police say a top aide to a Missouri state senator was arrested after his loaded gun fell to the ground during a bar fight.
Cole County officials say 45-year-old Jared Brown, of Malden, was booked into jail after the fight early Thursday at a downtown Jefferson City bar. Brown works for Sen. Justin Brown, a Republican representing Phelps County.
Brown was charged with unlawful use of a weapon and use of a loaded weapon while intoxicated.
That same night, in a separate incident at another bar, two members of the House were in an altercation that left one of them with a black eye.