Pickton man charged with pulling shotgun during domestic dispute

By FAITH HUFFMAN | News-Telegram News Editor

Oct 23, 2007 - A domestic squabble Monday ultimately concluded with a Pickton man going to jail for aggravated assault of a family member.

�The incident marked the second time HCSO had been contacted Monday regarding Bobby Earl Johnson and his spouse. They were first called at 6:26 a.m. Monday to a disturbance between the pair at their residence on County Road 2382. They reportedly engaged in a verbal altercation after she attempted to �break up with him� following a dispute over a dog living in the house. No assault was reported at that time, only an argument, according to sheriff�s reports.

�At 8:23 p.m. Monday, sheriff�s dispatchers were notified again Johnson and the woman were engaged in a disturbance. This time the complainant said her sister was �trying to get her stuff� from her house when Johnson began �pulling a shotgun on another individual� at the residence and to be very violent, according to reports. Dispatchers heard screaming in the background while talking to the complainant on the phone.

�Hopkins County Sheriff�s Cpl. Daniel Winn responded, requesting assistance from Winnsboro Police Department. Winnsboro Police Sgt. Cliff Gloar answered the request, arriving at about the same time as Winn.

They found the two women outside, and were told Johnson was still inside with the gun.

When asked, Johnson wouldn’t say where the firearm was located, and attempted to follow the officers while they began trying to find the gun. Johnson was ordered several times to sit down and attempted to pull away from officers while he was being handcuffed.

Witnesses told Winn and Gloar that Johnson pointed a shotgun at his wife, resulting in Johnson being arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, which was used against a family member. He was also charged with resisting arrest. He was taken to jail, according to his arrest report and was uncooperative with officers.

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