Elderly man threatens wife with shotgun after refusing to take medication
BATON ROUGE - Police arrested an elderly man Saturday morning after he threatened to shoot his wife with a shotgun during a domestic dispute.
An officer arrived at a home on Azrock Ave. after receiving a report of a domestic disturbance involving a weapon. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with a woman who said her husband of 45 years was not taking his medicine and threatened her with a shotgun.
According to the victim, 74-year-old Jesse Howard threatened to shoot her and any of her "Mississippi family that came to his house."
Police arrested Howard and recovered the partially loaded shotgun in his closet. Howard admitted to the argument and was arrested without incident.
Howard faces one count of aggravated assault with a firearm.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Black History Month: Remembering Leland College
Police investigating homicide, unidentified male found Sunday morning
A record-breaking weekend for LSU baseball fans
Internal memo shows Southern has zero tolerance for sexual harassment, University remains...
Scotlandville asking for community's help to create historic district