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East Idaho man arrested for gun threat

April 20, 2018

An Idaho Falls man was arrested April 12 after he reportedly threatened a woman by pointing a gun at her.

Gordon Edward Dixon, 52, was reportedly drunk and agitated at the woman because she had come home late. The victim explained that she could not understand what Dixon was saying because he was mixing his medication with alcohol.

After an argument, the victim said Dixon took a Glock 9mm out of a drawer and pointed it at the victim. The woman yelled to her daughter to call 911 while she fled. The victim said Dixon had never threatened her with a gun before or physically harmed her, so she was surprised when he pulled out the weapon.

When police arrived, Dixon had dropped the gun and was sitting in the living room. The victim’s daughter had hidden the gun. Police were unable to get Dixon’s version of events because of his limited speech.

Dixon was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, punishable with up to five years in prison and up to $5,000 in fines. He was given pretrial release Friday.

A no-contact order hearing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. April 25 in Bonneville County Courthouse. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. April 27.