A Lowellville man was jailed after allegedly pulling a gun on a woman in Mahoning Township.

Mahoning Township police have charged Ronald D. Bunofsky, 43, of 1774 Bedford Road, in connection with the incident, which occurred at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. Police were called regarding a woman screaming and they went to the residence and found a vehicle with its hazard lights flashing and a man identified as Bunofsky standing next to it. A .40-caliber handgun, 11 rounds of ammunition, a magazine and a holster were on the trunk of the car, they said, and beer was inside the car.

Bunofsky told officers he had argued with a woman who threw his keys into the woods and walked away.

Police from Union and Pulaski townships and Bessemer provided mutual aid. They found the woman at a house in the 4300 block of Skyhill Road.

She told officers she and Bunofsky were arguing and she grabbed for the gun when Bunofsky pulled it from the vehicle’s center console.

When he stopped the car, she grabbed the keys and tossed them into the woods, she said. Then Bunofsky pushed her to the ground then pulled her by the hair across the road, she told police, and she ran to the nearest house.

Bunofsky is charged with carrying a firearm without a license, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person. His jail bond was set at $2,500.

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