Man charged with aggravated assault for alleged incident involving gun

Democrat Staff

A 26-year old Booneville man has been charged with aggravated assault and terroristic threatening for a March incident involving a firearm.

Justin Bradley Lovell was accused of having pointed a gun sideways at another individual who was trying to get back in line at a fast food eatery on March 27.

The individual told police that he was attempting to tell Lovell why he needed to reenter the line when Lovell pointed the gun at him and allegedly said “It’s not so funny now is it.”

The individual then left the restaurant and called 911, according to an arrest warrant affidavit. The individual also told police there were two children in the vehicle was well and that they all feared for their lives.

When interviewed about the incident at the Booneville Police Department, Lovell admitted to being in line at the at the restaurant, and to having a pistol on the console of his vehicle, and to grabbing the firearm when the individual pulled up beside him.

However, Lovell denied pointing the gun at the individual, but said he did display it.

The charges against Lovell are both Class D felonies.