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Argument leads to gunfire and felony charges

September 29, 2011

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A verbal altercation led to gunfire and felony charges following an incident north of Antlers.

According to reports filed in district court, Pushmataha County Sheriff's Deputy Chad Wilkerson took a complaint on September 21 at a residence at K River Campground. The reporting party, Ed Bakemeyer, told the deputy that he and the shooter, James Scott Anderson, had gotten unto a verbal altercation, after which Anderson left and came back with a rifle.

Anderson fired twice toward the vehicle, striking it once, before reportedly turning the weapon towards Bakemeyer, fired once and missed. Bakemeyer told deputies he took the rifle for Anderson and struck him once with it before Anderson went back to his vehicle and returned with a pistol, aiming it at Bakemeyer and telling him that he would kill him.

A by-stander talked Anderson into giving up the gun and leaving.

Anderson faces felony charges of assault with a dangerous weapon and feloniously pointing a firearm. Each count is punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment.

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