A Paintsville man was arrested Monday morning after Paintsville Police Department officers responded to a call that he had allegedly brandished a firearm toward an employee at KAM Mechanics on Broadway Street in Paintsville, according to court documents.

The citation said that when PPD Officer Shane Cantrell arrived on scene, the man, Cory Taylor, 32, of Sitka, was sitting in his vehicle across the street from the business and admitted to “pulling his gun out.” Taylor had two loaded magazines in his pocket as well as a loaded magazine in the Colt 1911 .45 caliber handgun and a round chambered, the citation said.

Paintsville Police Department Chief Mike Roe came to assist on scene, according to the citation, and spoke with the employee and Taylor and was advised that Taylor had come to speak with the employee about threats he had allegedly made towards Taylor.

A third-party witness said he saw Taylor come across the street and that Taylor had “ratcheted a round in the chamber and chased (the employee) into the business,” the citation said.

Taylor’s weapon was confiscated by the PPD and he was arrested and lodged in the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center on two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment. Taylor was released later that day and no court dates have been set in his case, as of presstime Tuesday.

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