Police: Man pointed gun at neighbor taking a walk

MOSCOW MILLS, Mo. (KSDK) – A 52-year-old man is charged with pointing a handgun at a neighbor after his two dogs allegedly charged at him, barking and growling.

It happened in the 100 block of Blue Bunting Circle. The victim told police that he was taking a walk when two dogs charged in his direction, prompting him to take a small can of mace out of his pocket and yell at the dogs to back off, according to a news release.

The dog owner, identified as Timothy Smith, allegedly pointed a handgun at the victim and told him to "keep walking." According to police, the dog owner kept his gun pointed at him until he was completely down the street.

Smith told deputies that he had a BB gun in case he needed to shoot his dogs to stop them from attacking someone. He denied pointing the gun at the victim.

A deputy requested to see all of Smith's guns after his description did not match that of the victim's. He was able to identify the gun used in the incident.

Smith has been charged with felony unlawful use of a weapon, and released from Lincoln County Jail on a $7,500 bond.

The sheriff's office revoked Smith's concealed carry permit, according to a news release.


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