Crime

Ferguson Township man charged with pointing loaded gun at police after alleged domestic dispute

A Ferguson Township man pulled a gun on officers who were responding to a domestic dispute at his home Saturday night, according to police.

James R. Scholl, 33, faces felony charges for pointing a loaded .45-caliber handgun at Ferguson Township police, according to police.

Officers had to wrestle the gun away from Scholl. It did not discharge, and no one was seriously injured during the incident.

Police said they were called to the home on Zorich Road at about 10:15 p.m. for a domestic dispute. A woman at the residence told police Scholl repeatedly hit her with his hand and a sandal during an argument.

When police arrived, Scholl answered the door pointing the handgun at officers.

Acting quickly, one officer grabbed the gun, but Scholl struggled and wrestled with police for control of the weapon.

Scholl was charged with felony counts of aggravated assault and illegal possession of a firearm and misdemeanor charges of simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and resisting arrest.

He was placed in the Centre County Correctional Facility after failing to post $250,000 straight bail.

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