Gainesville man charged with pointing gun at family member


GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Neil Kevin Faulkner, 58, was arrested yesterday and charged with aggravated domestic assault with a deadly weapon after allegedly pointing a gun at a family member.

At about 7:50 p.m., Faulkner reportedly became upset during a phone conversation when the victim asked about a holster he had given Faulkner; Faulkner then reportedly went to the victim’s home and told the victim he could have his gun and holster back and then allegedly pointed a gun at the victim’s forehead. Faulkner is related to the victim but does not live with him at this time.

A witness reportedly told the responding Gainesville Police Department officer that Faulkner had pointed a gun in the victim’s direction, but it was angled toward the ground.

Post Miranda, Faulkner reportedly said he and the victim had an argument over the phone about a gun belt the victim had given him, and the victim threatened over the phone to “beat his a**.” Faulkner reportedly said he got his BB gun and went to the victim’s house; he said he didn’t know why he took a gun to the victim’s house, and he did not recall pointing the gun at the victim, but he said he had consumed alcoholic beverages before the incident.

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  • Does not appear to be adequate probable cause in the mittimus/affidavit

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