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Police say Johnson City man pulled handgun at West Walnut nightclub

Staff Report • Feb 24, 2014 at 6:01 PM

Police arrested a 23-year-old man early Sunday morning on charges that he pulled out a gun in a crowd of people at a night spot near East Tennessee State University.

Thomas Brooks, 1301 Seminole Drive, Apt. 11C, was charged with aggravated assault and unlawful possession of a firearm.

About 3:15 a.m., police went on a disturbance call at Club Next, 820 W. Walnut St., where witnesses told them Brooks had shown a semi-automatic handgun to a crowd of people. Police found Brooks in the parking lot with a loaded .22 handgun.

He was jailed in the Washington County Detention Center on $21,000 bond pending a Sessions Court appearance today.

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