Felony assault charges have been leveled against a teen who pointed a gun at another man after a car deal went sour and the purchaser demanded his money back.
The man, Michael Flanagan, 18, has not only been charged with aggravated assault but also with possession of cocaine and possession of a weapon while under the influence.
According to McMinnville Police Sgt. Ben Cantrell, Flanagan had an issue with the sale of a vehicle, sparking the armed threat.
“The victim stated he and Mr. Flanagan had a disagreement over the purchase of the vehicle,” Sgt. Cantrell said. “The victim wanted his money back and Mr. Flanagan pointed the gun at him and stated he was not giving his money back.”
When police arrived they found the gun, a 9mm pistol, in the back of Flanagan’s vehicle. They were also given an admission by the suspect he had pulled a gun during the disagreement. A further search of the car yielded even more damaging evidence.
“A further search of Flanagan’s vehicle revealed a bag of white, powdery substance he said was cocaine,” the sergeant said, noting the suspect appeared to be under the influence. “He had constricted pupils and slurred speech.”
Flanagan will face hearing before Judge Bill Locke on April 25.