Gun Pulled At Bar After Argument Over Quality Of Work

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - by Hollie Webb
Gerald Appleberry
Gerald Appleberry

Police were called to Belle Vista Avenue after a verbal altercation escalated into a man getting assaulted with a gun.

According to police, Rufus Hicks had done work for Gerald Appleberry. However, Appleberry was not happy with his work.

Both men were at Tony's Bar when an argument started. The men continued to argue, moving to Glass Street. 

Mr. Hicks told police that Appleberry became angry and pulled a gun on him. He said, at this point, he attempted to leave but Appleberry started punching him and hitting him with the gun.

Mr. Hicks said Appleberry then passed the gun to another man while he continued to hit Hicks. 

Trying to defend himself, Mr. Hicks said he shoved Appleberry to the ground. When this happened, he said the unknown man struck him in the head with the gun.

Police observed several cuts and lacerations his neck and forearm.

Five days later, Appleberry turned himself in on July 30. He was charged with aggravated assault. Bond was set at $3,000.

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