Mitchell man arrested after striking woman and pointing firearm at her

MITCHELL – A Mitchell man was arrested after Mitchell Police officers were called to 1207 West Brook Street on Friday after a report a male had hit a woman in the face and pointed a firearm at her.

Justin Caudill

When police arrived they spoke to the woman and then 21-year-old Justin Caudill who came to the door. Officers retrieved a 9mm Taurus.

The firearm had a round in the chamber and a loaded magazine. A Lawrence County deputy then arrived at the scene and the firearm was secured and placed into evidence.

Caudill was arrested on charges of domestic battery and pointing a firearm.

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