An Altha man was arrested Friday after allegedly threatening another man with a gun.
Matthew Yon, 34, has been charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
According to the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office, Deputies Mayo and Smith responded to a call Friday night in Altha. A man alleged Yon had come to his location on a four wheeler as he was checking an old combine to make sure no parts were missing. The man alleged Yon pulled a rifle and scope and told him he would “make him crawfish food” if he didn’t leave.
The deputies went to Yon’s residence and were greeted by a young male who turned out to be Yon’s son. The youth was reportedly holding a pistol in a nylon holster. The child gave the gun to the deputies and said he couldn’t wake his father up to come to the door. The deputies offered to help him, then asked if there were any other weapons in the home. A black powder rifle in the living room was retrieved for officer and child safety, along with a loaded handgun on a side table next to a 13-year-old child’s bed.
Yon told authorities he did have the black powder rifle with him when he spoke with the man earlier and acknowledged he was aware of the guns in his home. Because he is a convicted felon, he is not supposed to possess them.