Pipestone man charged with assaultPIPESTONE — A Pipestone man charged with two counts of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon made an initial court appearance this week in Pipestone County District Court after being assigned a public defender.
PIPESTONE — A Pipestone man charged with two counts of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon made an initial court appearance this week in Pipestone County District Court after being assigned a public defender.
The man, Tony Latraill Hunter, 40, is accused of brandishing and threatening two others with a firearm.
The complaint states a woman came to family members crying because Hunter had allegedly kicked her out of their apartment.
When a brother and a cousin went to confront Hunter, he allegedly went into the apartment building and came out with a .22 rifle, pointing it at one man’s face, then punching the other.
When authorities spoke with the woman in question, she said she had talked to her brother, who then left the house with a handgun. She said she didn’t know what happened during the confrontation, but later Hunter had stopped her while she was taking a walk and asked why her brother had brought a gun to his house.
A witness who was with the woman on her walk said Hunter threatened to shoot a hole in the brother.
When authorities attempted to contact Hunter, he was not home.
Hunter later called the sheriff’s office and said he was driving truck out of town.
He went on to say, the complaint states, that he is an old gang banger who has been shot 12 times and planned to show up with $6,000 to $10,000 in cash to bond out if the cops threw him in jail.
Hunter is scheduled to make a court hearing on Aug. 16.