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Man arrested after gun fired in home

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A Whiteland man was arrested after his wife told police he pointed a gun at her and the weapon fired when she tried to get it away from him.

Reed A. Thompson, 52, was arrested on charges of aggravated battery, pointing a handgun and obliterating a gun identification number.

His wife called police to their home in the 6000 block of North County Road 25W at 1:45 a.m. Sunday. Officers found her standing outside in her pajamas and a robe, and she told them she had fled the home after her husband threatened her with guns.

She told police that she had filed for divorce but Thompson was still living with her at their home.

Thompson is a truck driver, and his wife didn’t expect him home until late Sunday afternoon, according to a police report.

She woke up shortly after midnight Sunday morning, heard the floor creak, saw Thompson and asked him what he was doing, the report said. He was holding a gun in each hand and pointed one at her, she told police. She tried to take the gun from Thompson, and he put an arm around her neck and squeezed, the report said.

While they were struggling, the gun in his left hand fired, and the bullet hit the bathroom sink, wall and ceiling, police said.

After the tussle, the couple talked, and the woman was able to unload the bullets from the guns and lock the weapons in her car. She then ran outside and away from the house and called 911.

When police talked to Thompson, he said he wasn’t sure why he pointed a loaded gun at her, the report said.

Police found another gun in Thompson’s truck, which had the serial numbers on it ground out so they weren’t legible, the report said.

Thompson, 6254 N. County Road 25W, was taken to the Johnson County jail, where he was released on $26,000 bond.

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