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Gunplay leads to arrest
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Kalen Allen Paschal is shown here being led away from the boat ramp on Austin Lake Road, where he allegedly pulled a gun and fired it during an altercation Monday night. - photo by Photo by Reed Vanderpool
While no one was injured in an incident at the boat ramp on Austin Lake Road, initially reported as a multiple shooting just before 8 p.m. Monday night, a Cookeville man faces charges of aggravated assault as a result of his alleged actions.He was also charged with unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon and possession of a Schedule VI drug for resale.According to Sheriff Patrick Ray, 24-year-old Kalen Allen Paschal became involved in an argument with another man and pulled a handgun.Paschal allegedly shot the gun into the air during the confrontation.The sheriff said Paschal admitted to a detective that he had pulled the gun and fired it, that he had marijuana in his vehicle, and that he was a convicted felon.A backpack in the vehicle reportedly contained .45 ounces of pot, $240 cash in $20 bills and scales, which was all seized.The sheriff said his department also confiscated a rifle brought to the scene by a family member of the victim after he was called and notified of the altercation.