Suspect accused of pointing gun at driver


A driver for United Parcel Service contacted police Thursday to report that a man pointed a gun at him, and when police located the man, they said he admitted owning a gun, but denied pointing it at the UPS driver.

Barry Williams, 35, was arrested after the UPS driver said Williams had followed his truck in another vehicle, then pulled up beside the truck and pointed a handgun at him before driving away, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said during a court hearing for Williams on Friday.

Detective Michael Roberts said in a probable-cause affidavit that Williams was located at his job and when questioned, he gave police a black .45-caliber handgun that was in his vehicle, but denied pointing the gun at the driver. The two men knew each other, the affidavit said.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $25,000 bond for Williams after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with aggravated assault. Williams also was ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim until the case is settled. He said he would hire his own attorney.