Fruita man suspected of menacing with gun

A 28-year-old Fruita man is suspected of brawling with another man outside a bar early Saturday morning and pointing a loaded gun at the man’s head, according to the Grand Junction Police Department.

Police officers were in the area about 2:30 a.m. when they headed toward two men fighting near the entrance to Boomers, 436 Main St., and saw one of the men fleeing. Witnesses and a 26-year-old man told police a second man had pointed a gun at the first man’s head, said police Sgt. Jim Creasy.

Police recovered a loaded gun with its serial numbers scratched off in a trash can and soon caught the suspect.

William Gary Moore, 28, 168 Ponderosa Drive in Fruita, was booked into Mesa County Jail early Saturday on suspicion of felony menacing, being a special offender, harassment, marijuana possession, weapon possession by a previous offender and possessing a defaced firearm.

Moore, a convicted felon, is not allowed to possess a firearm.

No shots were fired in the incident, Creasy said.

Moore has been arrested by Western Slope law enforcement agencies four times since April 2006 for charges including domestic violence, vehicular eluding, felony menacing and possessing drugs and drug equipment, according to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. Moore has two convictions, one for vehicular eluding and one felony menacing.


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