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Monterey Man Pulls Gun On City Employees

/ The Upper Cumberland's News Leader

A Monterey man was charged with aggravated assault Monday morning after pulling a gun on two city employees.

Workers were trimming trees in an alley near Holly Street when Carl Bohannon blocked the road with his vehicle. Monterey Police Chief Bill Randolph said Bohannon approached the workers with a gun and pointed the weapon through the passenger truck window.

“We have a right away on the alley way, because sewer lines go through there, and city workers went to trim some trees to get a jet truck through there,” Randolph said. “When they started trimming the trees, he came out there with a gun.”

Randolph said Bohannon owns majority of the alley and accused the workers of cutting his trees.

“He is a veteran and is on medication,” Randolph said. “When he is off his medication, sometimes he does not act normal, and I think something that day tripped. I do not think he actually realized they were city workers when he went out there.”

Randolph said police arrived to the scene within the minute of the call. On arrival, the city workers were about 100 yards down the alley from Bohannon with no injuries.

Officer John Mackey arrested Bohannon around noon and transported him to the Putnam County Jail. Randolph said Bohannon is out on bond, which was set at $2,500.



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