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Arkansas City man arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct

Argo also accused of child endangerment after allegedly pointing gun at juvenile

Arkansas City Police Department badgeARKANSAS CITY, Kan. (Aug. 28, 2018) The Arkansas City Police Department arrested an Arkansas City man late Aug. 25 after he allegedly pointed a rifle at two juveniles in an SUV.

Jimmy Dean Argo, 22, was arrested on suspicion of one count each of disorderly conduct and endangering a child, both of which are misdemeanors.

Argo was transported to and booked into the Cowley County Jail in Winfield in lieu of $1,500 bond through Cowley County District Court in Arkansas City. He since has posted bond and been released.

A 17-year-old Arkansas City male also was arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct. He was transported to the Arkansas City Police Department and later released to the custody of a parent.

Officers responded about 5:30 p.m. Aug. 25 to a report of a man pointing a rifle at another person in the parking lot at A.C. Ice, located at 1501 N. Summit St. All of those involved left in separate vehicles.

The man with the gun drove away in an orange Mercury SUV and two other individuals left in a gray Nissan SUV. Both vehicles were seen westbound on Vine Avenue. Officers were able to locate both.

Police learned there had been a prior exchange between the parties at Walmart Supercenter, located at 2701 N. Summit St.

Both vehicles then stopped at A.C. Ice and the driver of the orange Mercury SUV, later identified as Argo, then retrieved a rifle that later was determined to be a BB gun.

Prior to stopping the two vehicles, officers observed them running through several stop signs.

When the orange SUV was stopped, they found a 2-year-old child in the back seat. Argo was taken into custody for child endangerment because of the driving behavior they had observed.

A defendant’s guilt or innocence is to be determined by a court of law.