Man pulls firearm during argument, faces felonies

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

John Keith Duncan, of Highland, is facing two felony charges after threatening family members with a firearm.

According to a report from the Highland Police Department, Officer Jeff Hamilton was contacted by dispatch regarding a child being hit with a stick by his father.

When Hamilton arrived on scene, he spoke with the victim and suspect in regards to the call he had received.

While in conversation with the pair, it was discovered not only had Duncan assaulted the child, but he had also pulled a firearm on a female victim the night before.

The child was able to provide video which had been recorded on a cellphone showing the incident.

The video showed Duncan grabbing a black scoped rifle from the gun cabinet and pointing it at the female victim, as well as distressed screams coming from the child who had witnessed the incident.

When Duncan was asked about the video, and its contents, he stated he and the female victim had been arguing and he had “lost his temper”.

Later that evening, Hamilton was able to speak with the female victim who stated this was not the first incident of this nature. The rifle in the video was taken into custody and logged as evidence, two other firearms were removed from the home and are being held at the Highland Police Department for safe keeping.

Duncan has been charged with endangering the welfare of a minor in the first degree, a class D felony and aggravated assault on a family or household member, a class D felony.

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