A Johnson County grand jury handed down an indictment Wednesday against a Sitka man who was arrested following an altercation in April wherein the man allegedly pulled a gun on a K.A.M. Mechanics employee, according to court documents.

Cory Taylor, 31, of Sitka, was indicted on a charge of first-degree wanton endangerment, a class D felony that, if convicted, could see Taylor serve up to five years in prison.

The indictment reaches back to April, when the incident occurred, according to court documents.

The original arrest citation said that when PPD Officer Shane Cantrell arrived on scene, Taylor 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.

A hearing in Taylor’s case is scheduled for Sept. 17 in Johnson County Circuit Court.

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