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Police: Man points gun at social worker

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Some tense moments for a social worker, after police say a man pointed a gun towards her while she was conducting an investigation Wednesday.

The Laurel County sheriff's office arrested 20-year-old James Johnson.

He's charged with robbery, wanton endangerment, and assault.

Deputies say after the social worker showed up at Johnson's house for an investigation, he became upset and confronted a neighbor, whom he believed complained to social services.

Deputies say Johnson assaulted the neighbor, took his gun, then went back to his home.

They say the social worker locked herself in a bathroom for protection, as Johnson pointed a gun in her direction.

Johnson was later arrested.


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