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Man faces gun charges in Fredericksburg

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BY KEITH EPPS / THE FREE LANCE–STAR

A Unionville man is accused of pointing an assault rifle Tuesday at three men who were visiting the home of a woman with whom he was romantically involved, city police said.

Clarence David Johnson, 22, is charged with brandishing a firearm and possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.

Fredericksburg police spokeswoman Natatia Bledsoe said the incident occurred about 6:45 p.m. at Forest Village in the city.

Bledsoe said three men, all ages 19 or 20, were welcomed visitors at a woman’s apartment when Johnson showed up and told them they needed to leave.

Bledsoe said police aren’t sure if Johnson is the woman’s current or former boyfriend.

An argument ensued that moved outside the apartment off Fall Hill Avenue. The visitors told police that Johnson pointed an AK-47 rifle at them. The men ran back into the woman’s home and police were called.

Johnson was still at the scene when officers arrived and was taken into custody without incident. A rifle was found hidden in a duffel bag in the woods beside the building.

Johnson, who was convicted in Spotsylvania Circuit Court in June 2011 of assaulting a police officer, was placed in the Rappahannock Regional Jail under no bond.

Keith Epps: 540/374-5404

kepps@freelancestar.com

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