A Colbert man was arrested recently after he allegedly pointed a loaded rifle at people attending a party on Madison Boulevard in Colbert.
Tomas Martinez, 46, 133 Madison Avenue, was charged with five counts of aggravated assault, one for each of the people he pointed the weapon at.
According to the incident report, three officers responded to the scene just after midnight Sunday where a complainant there said the suspect (Martinez) was last seen in the driveway next to the road armed with a long gun. The officers searched the area finding the gun, still loaded, about 10 feet away from the driveway in the grass. Martinez was located by officer Jason Luke about 30 feet further away hiding in a wooded area on his belly with his hands underneath him. He was handcuffed and taken into custody. During a search of his person, officers located a 16-inch fixed blade knife in a sheath in the waistline of his pants. They also reportedly found eight rounds of ammunition in his pockets.