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story.lead_photo.caption Eric Rogers

A Jefferson City man has been charged with receiving stolen property after an incident Friday night in the Capital City.

Eric Rogers, 25, is also charged with resisting arrest.

According to a Jefferson City Police Department probable cause statement, Rogers was seen walking in front of the police department on East McCarty.

An officer noticed Rogers reportedly matched the description of a person being sought in a burglary case. The officer noted Rogers was walking with a limp and believed that was due to him shooting himself in the foot during the burglary.

The officer tried to stop Rogers, but he fled on foot and threw away a shoulder bag he was carrying in the 300 block of West Ashley Street.

Rogers was eventually caught near the intersection of Jackson and East McCarty streets.

Officers recovered the bag and reportedly found a handgun inside. A check of computer records found it had been reported stolen in Cole County.

When questioned, Rogers said he ran because he knew there was a warrant out for his arrest. A computer check found there was a warrant for Rogers out of Saline County for failure to appear.

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