COLUMBIA — A Columbia man was arrested Sunday afternoon on West Worley Street after a domestic dispute involving a gun.
Robert Foster, 48, was arguing with his girlfriend, a 33-year-old Columbia woman, when he pointed a gun at her head and threatened to kill her, Columbia police spokeswoman Latisha Stroer said.
After his girlfriend called police, Foster left the house before police arrived at 12:36 p.m., she said. Police did not find Foster in the area and left but returned after receiving a call at 1:36 p.m. from an unidentified woman at the scene who said Foster had come back to the house, Stroer said.
Foster pointed the gun at his girlfriend again, this time pulling the trigger but the gun malfunctioned and did not fire, Stroer said. Foster fled the scene. Officers then found him in the tree line behind 1406 W. Worley St. near Clinkscales Road, she said.
Foster was arrested on suspicion of two counts of armed criminal action, one count of first-degree domestic assault, one count of second-degree domestic assault, one count of unlawful possession of a concealed weapon and one count of the use or possession of drug paraphernalia, Stroer said.