A Waterloo man has been arrested on multiple charges after allegedly threatening to rob a local business with a handgun.

According to police, 23-year-old Mechak Brinkley had a handgun tucked in his waistband when he walked into CVS Pharmacy, 205 Franklin St., shortly after 7:30 PM Monday and flashed the weapon. Police said Brinkley left the pharmacy in a vehicle, but officers located him a short time later near West 9th and Randolph Streets.

Police detained Brinkley in the front yard of a home at 1026 Randolph St. Brinkley had a loaded .45 Glock Auto Pistol (GAP) in his possession, authorities said.

Court records show Brinkley was previously convicted for felony forgery.

Brinkley was placed under arrest and transported to the Black Hawk County Jail. He was booked on the following charges: intimidation with a dangerous weapon, felon in possession of a firearm, carrying weapons, and interference with official acts while armed with a firearm.

According to a Waterloo police press release, a second suspect in the vehicle was also taken into custody. Darsjon Tarbor, 27, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and placed under arrest for several multiple outstanding warrants. They included: driving while barred, possession of a controlled substance, escape, fifth-degree theft, public intoxication and interference with official acts.

Darsjon Tarbor / Courtesy: Vinelink