A dispute between neighbors lands one man in jail for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after he fired a shot into the ground.
On July 5 at 2:17 a.m., Amarillo police officers were sent to a home in the 1000 block of SW 14th. The caller stated that there was a man with a gun threatening him.
The second call reported that the man had fired a shot.
Responding officers found a number of people standing in the street in the area of the call. They pointed at a white male standing and told the officer that he was involved in the incident, had threatened at least one person by pointing the gun at him before firing one shot into the ground during a dispute between neighbors.
When the officer called to the man, he retreated inside the home.
The officers used their loud speaker to contact the man inside the house, and he came out and spoke to the officers.
Officers determined that he had in fact fired the weapon. Officers recovered the spent shell casing from the yard, obtained consent to go inside and retrieve the 9mm caliber handgun from the home.
The man, Nicholas Jordan Foust, 27, was booked into Potter County Detention Center on one charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.