FARMINGTON — A woman told a dispatcher on Sunday afternoon that she was walking in Walmart parking lot and someone got upset with her and pointed a handgun at her, police officer Ryan Rosie said Monday.

Police met up with the woman in the parking lot after she called to report the incident at about 3:30 p.m., he said.

Following an investigation, police arrested Andrew Deering, 31, of Jay as he exited the store on felony charges of terrorizing with a dangerous weapon and aggravated reckless conduct, and a misdemeanor charge unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, Rosie said.

Deering, who was a passenger in a vehicle, appeared to be intoxicated, he said. He also had prescription drugs that didn’t belong to him, he said. 

Deering was being held on $1,000 cash bail at the Franklin County jail on $1,000 cash bail. He was expected to make bail Monday afternoon.

A conviction on the aggravated reckless conduct charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison while the terrorizing charge is punishable by up to five years in prison. A conviction on the drug charge carries a maximum penalty of 364 days.

Andrew Deering (Franklin County Detention Center)

Andrew Deering (Franklin County Detention Center)


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