A disagreement over a woman in a local bar turned ugly when a man threatened her husband with a gun, according to court records.
Bottoms Up Bar and Grill staff immediately escorted the armed man and his companion out of the bar, and security cameras caught the whole episode, Lebanon Police Patrolman David Edwards reported.
Police found the pair, stripping out of clothing and getting into a semitrailer in the nearby Flying J Travel Center parking lot, Edwards reported.
Grady D. Wilson, 48, Davenport, Fla., and Bradley T. Blackburn, 26, Dover, Fla., told police they were in the bar at 2 a.m. Nov. 18 and tried to get a woman to dance with them, which started an argument, according to a probable cause affidavit.
Wilson reportedly told police he pulled his handgun out in front of people but only to hand it to Blackburn.
Witnesses and surveillance video apparently told another story.
Anna Thurman, 35, told police Blackburn kept touching and pulling at her, even after she asked him to stop, and video supported her claim, police said.
Video also showed Wilson pointing a gun at Thurman’s husband, Richard Thurman, 34, who asked the men to leave his wife alone, police said.
Richard Thurman said Wilson pushed the gun barrel into his groin and told him “not to be stupid, or he would die tonight,” Edwards reported.
Video shows that Wilson handed the gun to Blackburn on their way out of the bar, police reported.
Police confiscated two firearms from the truck, according to court records.
Both men bonded out of jail.
Blackburn was charged with carrying a handgun without a license and battery and is scheduled for a February trial.
Wilson was charged with intimidation and pointing a firearm and is scheduled for a March trial.
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