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July 25, 2013

Four charged following confrontation

NEW CASTLE — An East Side man who allegedly pointed a gun at and threatened to kill two women is facing charges.

Three others also face assault charges related to the incident.

New Castle police charged N’agapa Bumpus, 19, of 825 Morton St. with illegal possession of firearms, possessing a concealed weapon without a license and terroristic threats.

Although charges were filed before District Judge Melissa Amodie, Bumpus has not yet been arrested.

Police said they were contacted by two women who told them they had encountered six people, most of whom they knew, while walking on Pearl Street about 12:10 a.m. Sunday.

They said one of the men in the group called one of the women a name and was told to “mind his mouth and respect his elders.”

After that, one of the women said, several members of the group began to punch, hit and kick her, knocking her to the ground. She told police Bumpus attempted to spray them with pepper spray.

The women said as they were leaving, Bumpus pulled a black, semi-automatic handgun from under his shirt, pointed it at them and threatened to “kill you where you stand.”

The women said they left and called police.

The officer said he observed bruises on one of the women who was checked by emergency medical service personnel, but refused treatment.

New Castle police also filed charges against Ashton Jahfar Johnson, 27, of 810 McGrath Ave. and Arberny Johnson, 25, and Alariya Johnson, both of 413 Whippo St. All have been charged with simple assault and harassment.

Summonses were issued Monday by District Judge Melissa Amodie.

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