Seymour police already investigating a report of a weekend shooting made an arrest in an unrelated incident in which a man reportedly pointed a gun at a woman Monday.
Areli Rivera, 30, of 227½ S. Broadway St. in Seymour faces preliminary charges of intimidation and pointing a firearm after Monday’s incident, reported at 1:55 p.m. in the 600 block of West Oak Street.
Police Chief Bill Abbott said Rivera was arrested after a woman accused him of pointing a weapon at her as she approached his
vehicle. Her 18-year-old daughter was inside the car.
“The male pointed the gun at the woman, and the threat was that she was going to get shot if she didn’t leave, so she left,” Abbott said.
The red 2001 Pontiac Grand Am that had been driven by Rivera was found a short time later. He was arrested about a block away from the car in the 500 block of West Oak Street.
Abbott said two other people in the vehicle, including the woman’s daughter, were interviewed but not arrested.
Rivera was booked into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown at 5:46 p.m. Monday and was being held without bond pending his initial hearing. That hearing had not been set as of Tuesday afternoon.
Abbott said the weapon used in that incident has not been located.
Others participating in that investigation include Detective C.J. Foster, Assistant Chief Craig Hays, Sgt. Ryan Huddleston and officers Jason Alberring and Jerry Polly.
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