A 22-year-old Lawrence man was arrested on a charge of aggravated assault Wednesday afternoon at the Community Building, 115 W. 11th St., after an alleged altercation with a 28-year-old man over a basketball game there.
Sgt. Matt Sarna, a Lawrence police spokesman, said the suspect, Gene L. Nance, was accused of retrieving a handgun from his bag and showing it to the 28-year-old man. The suspect then left the building, but police were called and arrested Nance in the parking lot on charges of aggravated assault and defacing a firearm.
Police did recover a gun, Sarna said. Prosecutors on Thursday filed charges against Nance of aggravated assault, possession of a controlled substance and defacing identification marks of a firearm.