Man arrested on assault charge

A rural Mount Blanchard man was arrested for allegedly pointing a gun at another person last week, authorities reported.

Steven E. Shearer, 44, was taken into custody for felonious assault, a second-degree felony, according to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff’s deputies responded to a disturbance at 22081 Township Road 186, Forest, at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Shearer allegedly pointed a 45-caliber handgun at a rural Forest male during a dispute, according to the arrest report.



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