Man arrested after pointing gun outside downtown restaurant

Published 7:45 am Tuesday, August 4, 2020

The Boyle County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man after he pointed a firearm at another man outside Copper & Oak restaurant on West Main Street Sunday evening.

A release from the Boyle County Sheriff’s Office stated that deputies were called to the scene where witnesses say the man fled in a red car. Deputies were able to locate the vehicle at Speedway and were able to identify the suspect as 32-year-old William Kairn.

Upon searching the vehicle, deputies discovered a Taurus .38 Special revolver that the victim identified as the gun that Kairn allegedly pointed at him.

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Kairn was arrested and lodged in the Boyle County Detention Center, where he is being held on a $7,500 cash bond and faces charges of wanton endangerment first degree, alcohol intoxication in a public place, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, and terroristic threatening third degree.

The Boyle County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Danville Police Department.