BOONE TOWNSHIP | A Hebron-area man was arrested on charges he pointed a gun at his wife, then fired that gun during a fight with her in a barn on their property.
John Wall, 48, was charged with intimidation, a Class C felony; criminal recklessness and pointing a firearm, Class D felonies; and domestic battery, a Class A misdemeanor.
Police were called Saturday night by Wall's wife, who said he woke her up and confronted her about 1:30 a.m. asking whom she had talked to on the phone. According to police, his wife said Wall threw her to the floor and grabbed her phone from her.
About 40 minutes later, she heard noises outside. She saw that Wall was outside the barn and he told her someone was in the barn. When she went out to see who was in the barn, she told police Wall shoved her inside the barn, slammed the door and would not let her leave.
She told police he pulled a gun from his coat pocket and pointed it at her head. She said she struggled with Wall to move the gun away from her head, and during the struggle, Wall pushed her to the ground.
She said he held her down and told her, "You're going to die."
Police said Wall fired a shot in an unknown direction, pointed the gun at himself, grabbed his wife's hand and told her to shoot him.
After he calmed down, she said he eventually agreed to check himself into a hospital for evaluation.
Police said Wall was taken into custody Monday when he was released from the hospital.