Police: Rifle-wielding father arrested in Union City

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UNION CITY, Tenn. — Police in Union City say a wife called for help Monday afternoon saying her husband threatened her son with a rifle after an argument over loud music. Union City police said the situation on Fairway Avenue was resolved in about an hour. They said they were called out to the home and found the woman and her son outside. She told police her 75-year-old husband, Leo Goodwin, threatened their 43-year-old son with a rifle after an argument over loud music. “The son was playing his stereo too loud, and his father got upset with it and he was going to do something,” said Lt. Phillip Gibson with the Union City Police Department. Officers recovered a Remington Model 514 .22-caliber rifle from the home. “He told responding officers that he intended to shoot the boom box,” Gibson said. He said Goodwin left the house unarmed after about 20 minutes. He was arrested and charged with aggravated assault. “I would like to keep my kids in the house,” neighbor Clarissa Tejeda said. “I hardly ever bring him outside, and with something like that you don’t want to bring him outside.” Officers said Goodwin was granted bail by a judge under the condition he stays away from the family and the home until his Sept. 8 court date.

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