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MPD: Man points a gun at a child

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - One man is accused of pointing a gun at a child and that landed him a trip to jail.

Monroe police say54-year-old James Gaston smelled of alcohol at the time of his arrest. Officers say he also had a slurred speech. He's accused of aiming a firearm at a person under the age of seventeen. Police say the child was able to get the gun from Gaston, unload it, and hide it during the dispute.

Gaston is accused of aggravated assault with a firearm. No word on a bond.

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