HOMEOWNER FACES FELONY CHARGE FOR POINTING SHOTGUN AT BANK EMPLOYEE PHOTOGRAPHING HOME AS PART OF MONTHLY INSPECTION

(BLOOMFIELD) – A March 2013 jury trial date has been set for David Council Jr., of Solsberry, who is accused of pointing a loaded .12 gauge shotgun at a bank employee who was on his property on Washboard Road taking photographs as part of the foreclosure process.

Nick Schneider of the Greene County Daily World reports that Council is charged with pointing a firearm at another person, a Class D felony.

According to a probable cause affidavit Greene County Sheriff’s Deputy Leon Dunigan arrived at Council’s home on Sept. 20, and saw him standing at the driveway holding a loaded Saiga .12 gauge semi-automatic shotgun at waist level.

The deputy ordered Council to place the gun on the ground. Dunigan says there was on shotgun round in the chamber and four more in the magazine.

Council’s wife, Barbara, told police that the U.S. Bank employee Richard Haynes had identified himself as a bank employee and gave her a red card that contained telephone numbers to call to verify his assignment.

Haynes was there taking photos as part of a monthly inspection, part of the foreclosure action.

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