Columbus police arrested a local man Friday afternoon after he allegedly pointed a rifle at a neighbor during a dispute.
Lt. Matt Harris, CPD spokesman, says that officers were called a home in the 1400 block of Pearl Street just after 5 p.m. on a report of a disturbance involving a gun. When police arrived, they spoke to several witnesses who reportedly told them that an argument began when a man began video recording a fight involving neighbors. According to witnesses, the suspect, 30-year-old Arthur N. Daniels, confronted the neighbor about recording them and allegedly threatened him with a hunting rifle. Lt. Harris says that Daniels was arrested after officers found him nearby. Officer Jeremy Jones and his K-9 partner, Max, reportedly found the rifle inside an open shed in the 1500 block of Chestnut Street.
Harris says that Daniels was placed put on a 48-hour hold and arrested on preliminary charges of Intimidation with a Deadly Weapon and Possession of a Controlled Substance. Police say that Daniels was also wanted on a warrant out of Jennings County.