Columbia man arrested after allegedly pointing gun at teenage neighbor

A Columbia man was arrested Monday night after he reportedly pointed a gun at a teenager walking a dog.

According to Columbia Police, officers responded to Grissom Street in Columbia Monday night after the parents of the 16-year-old called 911 and stated that 61-year-old Douglas Lawson pointed a gun at their son.

Lawson admitted to police he drew a handgun on the teen, stating he thought the teen was in his yard. According to the police report, Lawson then stated he wasn’t sure if the teen was on his property.

Lawson is charged with wanton endangerment first degree as well as menacing.

Officer Holly Necessary was the arresting officer. She was assisted on scene by Sgt. Drew Conn with the Columbia Police Department.
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