Man Says He Used Toy Gun To Threaten Neighbors After Fireworks Dispute

Thursday, July 10, 2014 - by Hollie Webb

Police were called to Clio Avenue on Independence Day after a man allegedly pulled out a gun because of a dispute over fireworks.

The argument started when two different neighbors on the street were both shooting off fireworks. Parties at one home said the other's fireworks had gotten too close to them. 

Witnesses said one of the parties from that house, Gary Skiles, became angry and pulled out a gun. However, it was dark outside and no one could give a detailed description of the weapon.

Neighbors told police Skiles brandished the gun while cursing at a man named Jose Castillo. Mr. Castillo said he had been afraid because there were children outside with them. 

When police spoke to Skiles, he told them he had only been using a toy gun to scare them. He also said he had thrown the gun inside the home "because I knew y'all were coming." The tenants of the home refused to allow police to search and verify.

Skiles, 34, was charged with aggravated assault and taken into custody.


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