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Nolan charged for pointing gun at mother, cousin

A McMinnville man is being accused of pointing a gun at his mother and cousin during an angry exchange between the three on Wednesday.

Jimmy Dale Nolan, 47, was taken into custody on Bridge Builders Road and charged with two counts of aggravated assault, but only after Warren County Sheriff’s Department deployed a chemical agent into the residence.

According to Warren County Sheriff’s Major Jason Walker, deputies responded to a domestic call involving a weapon and Nolan refused law enforcement commands to peacefully exit the home. 

“We deployed a chemical agent inside the residence,” said Walker. “After a few moments, Jimmy began to cough and made his way close to the front door. Deputies entered the residence and took him into custody.”

The complainant, victim No. 1, is Nolan’s mother, age 64. Victim No. 2 is Nolan’s 40-year-old female cousin.

“The suspect’s mother stated her son, Jimmy Nolan, got angry and began arguing with his female cousin,” said Walker. “Jimmy then kicked his cousin in the chest and pointed a gun at her. The cousin went and locked herself in the bedroom.” 

Mother and son then argued.

“Jimmy began arguing with his mother and he went and got a gun,” said Walker. “He then pointed the gun at his mother. Then, he pointed the gun at his own head.”

Approximately eight deputies, three investigators, and one constable responded to the mother’s call to 911. First on the scene were deputies John Underwood and Elizabeth Hodge. 

“Upon arrival, Jimmy and victim No. 2 were still in the trailer,” said Walker. “The door was open and Jimmy was in the living room area of the residence. Negotiations were started in an attempt to get him to put the gun down.”

Sgt. Jon Odom began those talks, which were not successful.

“Jimmy continued to point the gun at his head,” said Walker. “During the negotiations, victim No. 2 was able to get out of the residence. Once she was out, Jimmy went into a bedroom of the trailer and stopped talking to the negotiator. The chemical agent was then deployed.”

Sgt. Odom, investigator Aaron Roberts, investigator Steven Carpenter and Major Walker entered the home and took Nolan into custody. 

It was discovered that the gun used by Nolan was a pellet gun. However, said Walker, neither victims nor the deputies knew it was a pellet gun until it was recovered.