IOWA CITY, Iowa - An Iowa City man is accused of carrying weapons, going armed with intent, intimidation with a dangerous weapon and several other charges after police say he displayed a loaded gun and fired it in front of a man during an argument in Iowa City.
Complaints said Thomas Ray Anderson III, 25, displayed and discharged a loaded handgun during an argument on the 4000 block of Sand Rd. SE just before 3 a.m. on Oct. 6. The complaint said the man who reported the alleged incident feared of being seriously injured or killed, and Anderson fired two more shots as people were running away.
Police later located Anderson at the intersection of Gilbert St. and Highway 6, where reports say he had red, bloodshot, watery eyes, smelled of alcohol, and appeared to be intoxicated reports said. When police stopped the car, complaints said a gun was in clear view under the passenger seat and Anderson told them the gun was there, complaints said.
After a search of the car, police found a box of ammunition in the trunk, a tray of ammo in the front passenger seat with multiple rounds missing, marijuana and a glass pipe, reports said. Police also found a fully loaded magazine in Anderson's pocket. Complaints said he admitted to firing the handgun in front of the man.
Anderson is accused of carrying weapons, going armed with intent, intimidation with a dangerous weapon, operating while intoxicated, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance, reports said. Complaints said Anderson was also charged with domestic abuse assault on Oct. 6 following an incident in which he pushed a woman he has had a domestic relationship with in the Pedestrian Mall and spit on her.