Oakland City man arrested after dispute over alleged illegal burning

GIBSON CO. – Thursday, September 30, at approximately 7:45 p.m., Oakland City Fire Department responded to an illegal burn on the property of 123 South Jackson Street.

Firefighters were discussing the city burn ordinance with the homeowner, 37-year-old Anthony Maltimore, when a nearby neighbor, 59-year-old Timothy Lance, approached the homeowner. Lance and Maltimore started to argue over the incident and firefighters stepped between the two men to separate them. Lance produced a handgun and allegedly pointed it at Maltimore and toward several firefighters. 

Timothy Lance

Oakland City Police and Indiana State Police responded to the scene. After investigating the alleged incident, Trooper Roberts arrested Lance for intimidation, a Level 5 felony, and pointing a firearm, a Class A misdemeanor. Lance was taken to the Gibson County Jail where he was later released after posting bond.

No injuries were reported during this incident.

Arresting Officer: Trooper Doug Roberts, Indiana State Police

Assisting Officer: Trooper CJ Boeckman, Indiana State Police

Assisting Agency: Oakland City Police

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