Man accused of threatening neighbors with gun

Man accused of threatening neighbors with gun

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Jonesboro police arrested a man on aggravated assault charges after they say he pointed a gun at his neighbors and threatened to "kill them all."

Shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday officers were called to the 3300-block of Baswell Street.

The victims told police the suspect, later identified as 40-year-old Jason Wade Spencer, had pointed a handgun at them.

While talking to the victims, Officer Ethan Sanderlin said Spencer began walking toward him with his hands in the air, "shouting that he did not have a gun."

Sanderlin detained Spencer, noting a "strong odor of intoxicants" in the incident report.

Upon further questioning, the officer learned that Spencer had been arguing with his girlfriend when he walked out of her house and saw the victims.

Spencer reportedly then went to the side of the house and returned with a firearm, pulled back the slide and pointed it at the victims stating that he would "kill all of them if the cops showed up."

The victims told investigators when Spencer realized police were on their way, he went back around to the side of the house saying he would kill them when he got out of jail.

Officers went to the area where Spencer had been and found a black Lorcin .380 semi-automatic handgun beneath a pile of leaves, the report stated.

Sanderlin then took Spencer to the Craighead County Detention Center and cited him with two counts of revocation of probation, public intoxication, and obstructing governmental operations. Spencer was also charged with aggravated assault and left in lieu of a probable cause hearing.

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