Man suspected of pulling a gun at north Columbia residence

Monday, October 14, 2013 | 9:52 a.m. CDT; updated 5:10 p.m. CDT, Monday, October 14, 2013

COLUMBIA — A Columbia man was arrested Sunday afternoon on suspicion of pointing a handgun at another man in north Columbia.

A Boone County Sheriff's Department deputy responded shortly after 4 p.m. Sunday to a house at the 10400 block of Route VV. The deputy was told by the resident that he had seen a man driving a truck whom the resident suspected of stealing a hitch from his front yard, according to Sgt. Mike Perkins of the Boone County Sheriff's Department.

When the resident's house it was approached the driver, the driver pointed a handgun at him, the deputy reported. The driver then left the area.

A deputy later arrested Ronnie Long, 30, of Columbia, in the 7000 block of Moberly Drive in connection with the incident.

Long, who has a prior felony conviction, was carrying a loaded handgun at the time of his arrest, and the deputy arrested him on suspicion of third-degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon, armed criminal action, illegally possessing a weapon and driving with a revoked license.

Supervising editor is Edward Hart.

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