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Michael Arnall

Michael Arnall

A Casper man was arrested Friday morning after he pulled a gun on another man in a Starbucks parking lot, police say.

Michael R. Arnall, 64, was arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault and battery in the parking lot, which is next to the Eastridge Mall.

Arnall told a Casper police officer that he was sitting in a parked vehicle when he felt two loud “crashes,” according to an arrest affidavit.

The other man told police he had accidentally hit Arnall’s car with his own door.

Arnall thought the other man was going to drive away, so he pulled a .32-caliber pistol and pressed it against the window, according to the affidavit.

The other man told police he had attempted to leave because Arnall was yelling at him.

Arnall was arrested on the scene. After being handcuffed, he shouted obscenities at the other man for “smirking” at him, according to the affidavit.

Police also found a .22-caliber rifle in Arnall’s vehicle. He was legally in possession of both guns, a police spokesman said.

Arnall was being held on Monday morning in Natrona County Detention Center and was scheduled to make a preliminary court appearance Monday afternoon.

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Crime and Courts Reporter

Shane Sanderson is a Star-Tribune reporter who primarily covers criminal justice. Sanderson is a proud University of Missouri graduate. Lately, he’s been reading Cormac McCarthy and cooking Italian food. He writes about his own life in his free time.

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