Man Faces Multiple Charges after Shots Fired in Virginia

A Virginia man is facing multiple charges in connection to a report of shots fired Monday night.

40-year-old Paul Jarmer is charged with Second Degree Assault, Threats of Violence, Fifth Degree Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possessing a Pistol without a Permit, Obstructing the Legal Process and Illegal Possession or Sale of Hypodermic Needles.

The charges stem from an incident Monday when police responded to the the 500 block of Chestnut Street on reports of shots being fired.

Police say Jarmer pointed a gun at three people outside of the Mirage Bar.

A witness says he was able to get the gun away from Jarmer, however the gun went off as the man was trying to disarm him.

When Jarmer was approached by authorities, he ignored repeated commands to show his hands and argued with officers.   Jarmer eventually complied and was arrested.

Jarmer allegedly told police he had driven by the Mirage Bar and saw a guy who owed him money.   According to the criminal complaint, Jarmer admitted to approaching the man with a handgun in an attempt to scare him.

Authorities searched his vehicle and found a small ziplock bag containing three Lorazepam pills and three .38 caliber rounds of ammo on the floor of the passenger side.  Two hypodermic needles were also found.

Police say Jarmer did not have a permit to carry a weapon, and there was a strong odor of alcohol coming from him.

A search warrant was drafted, and Jarmer’s blood was drawn to determine his blood alcohol content.  Those results are still pending.



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