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Man jailed after gun incident


Police arrested a man for allegedly pointing a rifle at and threatening a woman and her child Sunday.

An occupant of the Hill Avenue Apartments, Levi A. Redd, 29, was arrested Sunday, and taken to Grant County Jail, charged with first-degree assault and third-degree assault.

A woman in the apartment complex told police that Redd had a rifle, “something with a banana clip,” and had pointed the rifle at her and “scared her and her son.”

She told police officers Chris McClanahan and Dan Holland that the man was wearing a long, black trench coat.

Police spied the suspect coming toward them several hundred feet away and ordered him to get down on the ground and keep his hands where they could be seen.

Redd complied and officers finally got him in back of one of the patrol cars. He was not armed at the time.

Police found that Redd’s record included gun incidents in 2011 and 2015.

While at the police station, and still in the rear of the patrol car, Redd started kicking the inside of the car, police said.

Police reported twice telling Redd to stop kicking the back seat of the patrol car. The second time, Holland returned to find Redd kicking inside the vehicle again and opened the back door to tell him to stop again.

While the door was open, the report stated, Redd tried to kick Holland.

That’s when Holland tasered him to get him to comply.

“I can’t believe how much that hurt,” Redd reportedly told the officers.

After checking the suspect, and taking pictures of the entry wound, Redd was on his way to Grant County Jail.

En route, he stated he didn’t understand why he was “in trouble again.”

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