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Man faces charges for waving gun
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A local man who is accused of brandishing a weapon and putting five people in fear for their lives appeared in court Tuesday afternoon. 

On Dec. 8, 2019, deputy Kreed Curtis responded to Driftwood Lane in reference to a domestic assault call. It was discovered Blake Campbell Raper, 35, who is a convicted felon, had displayed a weapon, and waved it around, putting Rebeca Hill, Destini Hill and Christopher Ward in fear for their lives.

Raper was hit with charges of possession of a firearm by a felon, domestic aggravated assault and two counts of aggravated assault.

On the same date, deputy Curtis also found Raper to have waved a Kel-Tec .380 handgun in a threatening manner while Corey Hill and Jamie Powell were in the room, resulting in both individuals fearing death or serious injury.

These actions against Hill and Powell led to charges of reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon and attempted reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon.

“We responded to a domestic assault call. Once we arrived, the party was over with,” says Sheriff’s Department Major Jason Walker. “After questioning several of the party-goers, Curtis had probable cause to arrest Raper at that time.”

Raper has been held at Warren County Sheriff’s Department since his arrest in December. He is represented by attorney Daniel Barnes and will face his preliminary hearing on Tuesday, Jan. 28.