'Man with gun' in Smith County jail

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 9:06am

TYLER — As KFXK arrived at the scene on Monday afternoon, several Smith County deputies were leaving the home of 51-year-old Garry Townsend on the 13,000 block of Big Oak Bay Road in Tyler.

Neighbors were not sure what had happened in their quiet neighborhood, and they were concerned as to why Smith County deputies were there.

According to Smith County officials, Townsend, who has had run-ins with the law before, had a disagreement with his father.

Officials tell KFXK, Townsend didn't shoot or even point the rifle at anyone, but he was taken into custody and charged with aggravated assault with a weapon.

Officials also tell us that charge is a family violence charge.

Stay with us for any updates we have on this story


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