Reported disturbance leads to arrest


A reported disturbance Thursday at a house on Halter Drive resulted in the arrest of a man who allegedly threatened his son-in-law with a gun.

James Roberts, 69, allegedly pointed a .38-caliber pistol at the man and threatened to kill him, Deputy Prosecutor Rik Ramsey said during a court hearing for Roberts Friday.

Detective Jerry Lambert said in a probable cause affidavit that Roberts’ daughter called her father after she had gotten into an altercation with her husband, and Roberts came to their house where he allegedly made the threats.

Lambert said that when Roberts was questioned he admitted that he carried a handgun, but denied pointing it at anyone.

Ramsey said Roberts had no prior convictions or pending charges.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $15,000 bond for Roberts after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with aggravated assault and terroristic threatening.

Roberts also was ordered to have no contact with his daughter or her husband until the case is settled.

He said he would hire his own attorney.