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By SHARON GRAVES
When Carrollton Police Officer Daniel Embry answered a harassment call between two neighbors at 1210 Lauren Drive, he found himself on the business end of a fully loaded 380 handgun.
In his report, Embry said that he responded to the call at 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14., off of Highland Avenue. He said Duwanna McCollum of Apt. 32 filed a complaint against neighbor Michael Anderson of Apt. 21.
Embry went first to McCollum’s apartment and then to Anderson’s apartment in an effort to diffuse the dispute. Leonard Chadwell, also a resident, answered the door. From the doorway, Embry stated he could see Anderson sitting on a couch inside.
In the following moments, Anderson allegedly pulled the gun from a holster and started walking toward the officer, Embry reported. He reported that he didn’t know what provoked Anderson to come at him with the weapon, but said he was able take Anderson down and disarm him. No shots were fired in the incident.
Anderson was arrested and lodged in the Carroll County Regional Detention Center. He was charged with first-degree wanton endangerment, a Class D felony. If convicted, Anderson faces one to five years in prison and a $1,000 fine.
“No one got hurt, so he [Embry] handled it in the appropriate way,” Police Chief Mike Willhoite said.