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Mountain View man charged after allegedly pointing gun at officer

Stone County authorities say a Mountain View man is facing charges after he allegedly raised a gun and pointed it at a police officer late last week.

Jacob Cole Barnes (pictured below), 31, was arrested after Stone County Chief Deputy Dammon McGilton and Mountain View Police Department Sgt. Rick Crome responded to a call of a man carrying a weapon walking down Brewer Avenue around 10:15 p.m. Friday, April 29, according to information filed in Stone County Circuit Court.

After Crome and McGilton entered Brewer Avenue on opposite ends, Crome observed a male subject, later identified in the court documents as Barnes, walking toward him in the middle of the street. 

According to the arrest affidavit for Barnes, when Crome activated his emergency lights to make contact with the suspect, the sergeant said he saw Barnes raise an AR-15 pistol and point it in his direction. 

The court information said when Crome stopped his vehicle, he drew his firearm from his holster, exited to get cover, and saw Barnes leave the roadway and jump behind some trees. After the sergeant yelled to Barnes to drop the weapon and show his hands, Barnes lowered the AR-15 and started to make a phone call, the affidavit said.

Officers then took Barnes into custody after McGilton was able to advance toward Barnes and secure him. The court documents said as Barnes was being taken to a patrol vehicle for transport to the county jail, he refused to enter and started to push back against the officers.

The affidavit said Barnes had two full magazines for the AR-15, two fixed blade knives, and a white tube believed to be used for ingestion of a controlled substance that was found in his shorts pocket.

Barnes is facing one count of felony aggravated assault, as well as possession of drug paraphernalia, refusal to submit to arrest, and disorderly conduct — each a misdemeanor.

He is being held in the Stone County Jail on a bond of $20,000.

Image via Stone County Jail

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