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February 21, 2013
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Bail reduced in handgun incident

Bail was reduced Wednesday from $50,000 to $25,000 for a Johnson Lane resident who is accused of pointing a handgun at his wife several times, and yelling "bam!" when the weapon failed to discharge.

Scott Allen Simpson, 43, also is charged with battery that constitutes domestic violence committed by strangulation, and carrying a concealed weapon, in connection with the Feb. 12 incident at his residence on Fremont Street.

According to reports, Simpson arrived home from work early that morning, grabbed his wife by the throat, and punched her in the head. The victim said she got away, and called 911. …

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The Record Courier Updated Feb 21, 2013 04:35PM Published Feb 21, 2013 04:31PM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.