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Man arrested after allegedly threatening to shoot someone

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The following is a news release from Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office.

AMMON – On Dec.11 at approximately 10:08 p.m., Bonneville County Sheriff’s Deputies assigned to the Ammon Division responded to the 1400 South block of Falcon Drive to a report of a male pointing a gun at people.

Witnesses told deputies that 37-year-old Joseph D. Vazquez approached individuals who were moving items out of an apartment and an argument ensued. During the argument, Vazquez pulled a handgun from his waistband and threatened to shoot one of the people involved. Vazquez eventually went inside an apartment and was contacted by deputies.

Vazquez denied being involved in any disturbance and eluded to the possibility of having a gun inside the apartment, saying maybe it was a BB Gun and maybe it was not. After being led by Vasquez to several possible locations inside the apartment where a supposed gun may have been, other people living in the apartment told deputies they watched him put it in a bag near the rest of his belongings.

Deputies located a 9mm handgun along with a loaded magazine in a bag belonging to Vazquez. Eventually, Vazquez admitted to being part of the confrontation but told deputies he only lifted his shirt to show a gun in his waistband.

As deputies advised Vazquez he was under arrest, he attempted to pull away and resist, causing deputies to push him down to a nearby couch in order to secure him in handcuffs. Vazquez was transported to the Bonneville County Jail where he was booked for aggravated assault and resisting arrest.