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CPSO Arrests Man for Aggravated Assault with a Firearm

          On July 17, at approximately 11:30 a.m., Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a trailer park on E. Gauthier Road in Lake Charles in reference to an assault.

            Upon arrival, deputies were advised Joe A. Farnell, 36, 2187 E. Gauthier Road, Lot # 520, Lake Charles, went to his neighbor’s home to confront him regarding an earlier incident between the two.  During the verbal argument with the neighbor, Farnell pulled a handgun out of his waistband and pointed it at the victim.

            Farnell was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with aggravated assault with a firearm.

            Judge Clayton Davis set his bond at $20,000.

            Sr. Cpl. Chris Duhon was the arresting deputy on this case.