A Nevada man, who police say threatened a woman with a handgun, and assaulted her in February, was given a five-year suspended sentence, after pleading guilty to a lesser charge.
Lewis Clyde Ball, 26, was arrested Feb. 4, and originally charged with first-degree harassment, going armed with intent, trafficking in stolen weapons, and willful injury.
According to court documents, Ball pleaded guilty to going armed with intent in late March.
Documents show police were called to a parking lot at the 100 block of First Street in Story City on Feb. 4, on a report of a man threatening two people with a handgun. When officers arrived, one of the victims said she and another man were in an argument, and Ball was trying to separate them. Ball then proceeded to throw the female victim to the ground and kick her while displaying the gun, police said.
Police said Ball then removed the magazine from the gun to show the victims that it was loaded, and told the female victim that he would return and kill her if she did not have his money. Court records did not specify whether the woman owed Ball any money.
Court documents show that an accomplice tried to calm Ball down, and took the gun into a nearby residence. When officers were given permission to later search the residence, they found the handgun, which was registered as stolen out of a vehicle in Boone.
Documents show that in addition to the five-year suspended sentence, Ball was given a no-contact order with the victim. He will remain in jail until a bed becomes available at the halfway home, and is required to attended anger management therapy.