Just before 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 30, the Marshall Police Department was dispatched to a man with a gun call in the Marshall High School student parking lot. The caller stated that an adult male subject had a firearm, and had pulled the firearm out and pointed it at another adult subject after a verbal altercation.

According to the 33 year old male victim (and his 25 year old female passenger), a vehicle cut off the suspect’s truck and words were exchanged. The victim said that he got out of his truck to talk to the suspect who was yelling at him. He said that is when he got out of the vehicle and he noticed that the suspect was holding a pistol on the outside of his truck door. The suspect then pointed the pistol at him. Officers quickly located the 48 year old male subject in the parking lot, who had the firearm.

The suspect denied pulling his gun, and claimed it remained on his waistband. Officers seized the firearm and also located an empty bottle of liquor in the truck next to the firearm. The suspect admitted to consuming the alcohol. A breath test later revealed the suspect had an illegal blood alcohol reading of .10 at the time of the test.

After the investigation, the suspect was arrested and lodged at the Calhoun County Jail on several charges.

Authorities say no students were directly threatened or involved. The incident occurred after the varsity football game ended.

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