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April 12, 2013

Police: Man charged after pointing firearm at wife in Chick-fil-A parking lot

Alleged assault took place in front of 5-year-old child

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NEW ALBANY —

As the woman pulled the key out of the ignition, McDonald reportedly punched her hand causing severe bruising and redness on the middle finger and appeared to have pulled the fingernail away from the skin.

All the incidents took place in front of the 5-year-old child in the back seat of the vehicle, police reported.

The woman then exited the vehicle and asked a witness in a nearby vehicle to call 911.

That witness later told police he saw a firearm in McDonald’s hand while he was inside his wife’s vehicle.

When McDonald got out of the vehicle, he fled the area in a Chrysler 300.

Police attempted to located McDonald at his home, but he was not there.

The woman told police he may have gone to his cousin’s home in the 1300 block of East Elm Street in New Albany. Officers went to the home where they located McDonald, who was found to be in possession of the prescription pills Alprazolam, Diazepam and Suboxone.

Police searched McDonald’s vehicle and found a Glock handgun, a Rock Island Armory 1911 .45-caliber and a Kel Tec .380.

McDonald appeared in Floyd County Superior Court No. 1 on Tueday, April 9, where he was charged with intimidation with a deadly weapon, a class C felony, and pointing a firearm, domestic battery, and possession of a controlled substance, all class D felonies.

A $2,000 court-cash bond was set during the hearing and with a subsequent bond payment of $205, he was released one day after his arrest.

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