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Dexter man accused of pointing gun at officer

Joseph Womble (Source: Dexter PD) Joseph Womble (Source: Dexter PD)
DEXTER, MO (KFVS) -

A southeast Missouri man faces charges after a struggle over a gun with a police officer.

Authorities say on October 24, Joseph Womble had a struggle with a woman inside the Mad Hatter Armory in Dexter, Missouri.

A Dexter officer was called and at the scene saw that Womble had a gun. Womble then pointed the gun at the officer and then a struggle ensued.

During the struggle, Womble pulled the trigger causing the gun to dry fire.

The officer was able to overtake Womble and got the gun from him.

The officer then tased Womble.

Womble was then arrested booked in the Stoddard County Jail.

Womble faces charges of domestic assault, assault on a law officer, and two counts of armed criminal action.

His bond is set at $100,000 cash only.

Womble is scheduled to appear in court for an arraignment on November 6 at the Stoddard County Justice Center.

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