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Police allege man pulled handgun on kids?

Taken from my local newspaper:

A Cannelton dentist remained lodged in the Perry County Jail Wednesday morning under a $10,000 bail after his arrest Friday night for allegedly pointing a handgun at several juveniles he said had trespassed on his property.

Cannelton police officers were summoned to the home of Dr. Joseph Walker, 55, at 8 Pleasant Valley at 6:35 p.m. after dispatchers received a call that several juveniles had knocked loudly on the home's door and then fled.

Police allege Walker chased the juveniles from his property with a loaded firearm and threatened to kill them. Walker allegedly detained one of the juveniles and forced him into his residence with a gun pointed at the boys head. Walker then allegedly forced the boy to call the other children on their cell phones and ordered them back to the house. He then allegedly held the juveniles at gunpoint until police arrived.


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Asked by Anonymous at 10:05 PM on Nov. 14, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • Police said no shots were fired and none of the five juveniles were harmed.

    Cannelton Patrolman Tim Bolin was the first officer to be dispatched to the scene and he signed the probable-cause affidavits filed Monday in Perry Circuit Court.

    Walker faces 18 felony counts, including three counts of criminal confinement with a handgun, five counts each of criminal recklessness, pointing a loaded firearm and intimidation.

    Two of the juveniles were evaluated at Perry County Memorial Hospital for non-injury related causes.

    Walker appeared in Perry Circuit Court Monday with his attorney, John Werner. Walker requested his bail be lowered from the $65,605 originally set based on the 18 charges.

    Judge Lucy Goffinet lowered the bail to $10,000. Walker is due in Perry Circuit Court again Friday morning.

    The three criminal confinement charges are B felonies, punishable by six to 20 years in prison.

    What do

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:05 PM on Nov. 14, 2009

  • What do you think about this situation? Should the dentist face all these charges and no punishment for the teens , they were all 14 years old, or should the teens get in trouble as well?

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:07 PM on Nov. 14, 2009

  • At this point I think the teens have been punished enough. The dentist is getting his comeuppance for going of the deep end...what a nutjob!

    Answer by Nathskitten at 10:24 PM on Nov. 14, 2009

  • i don't think there is a lot that the teens could have been charged with except maybe trespassing. that doesn't give the dentist the right to take the law into his own hands though as far as the charges go he will probably take a plea deal for getting some of the charges dropped and whatever prison time he does get will probably run concurrently


    Answer by jen699 at 11:20 PM on Nov. 14, 2009

  • hell 14 year olds look like 18 year olds now a days, and I agree with what the man did, they had no business on his property doing anything without his permission , you cant trust any one these days they could have been scoping the house out and seeing if someone was home to rob it or anything ,this is unfair to the man ,and the kids should be in some trouble as well but I have to admit having a gun held to there head was probably enough to make them never want to do it again lol this man should be free of all charges bottom line he had a right to protect himself and his property !!

    Answer by Kelly_Motherof2 at 4:43 AM on Nov. 15, 2009

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