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Police charge armed, intoxicated suspect
Oct 27, 2012 5:30 pm
Lebanon police arrested a man Monday Chief Scott Bowen said was intoxicated and well armed.
Bowen said officers responded to Inman Court at about 2:30 p.m. after receiving a call that an armed suspect pointed a shotgun at another man during an altercation.
Officers identified the suspect as Wayne Reynolds, 60, a resident of Inman Court.
"We got the call that he had pointed a weapon at the victim," Bowen said. "When officers got there he had guns in both pockets."
According to the police report, the guns were two loaded .32 revolvers, one in each of his back pockets. Bowen said Reynolds also had a loaded shotgun found just inside the door of his apartment.
He said officers seized the three loaded weapons and removed them from the public housing neighborhood. He was charged with public intoxication and possession of a weapon while under the influence.
Bowen said he expects Reynolds would face more charges.
"He will probably be charged further, because he's a convicted felon," Bowen said, adding that circumstances prevent Reynolds from being charged for pointing a weapon at the person he had a confrontation with before police arrived. "Both had been drinking, that's why a warrant wasn't issued for the assault itself."
Officers requested Reynolds be evicted from public housing due to his arrest. Since April, about 30 residents have been evicted from public housing due to criminal activity.
Bowen was happy no one, including Reynolds, was hurt.
"It could be a very tragic situation, if he turns the wrong way with guns in his pocket," Bowen said. "Alcohol and firearms do not mix."
Staff writer Mary Hinds may be reached at 615-444-3952, ext. 45 or email@example.com.