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Man arrested after wife threatened in firearm incident

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A Columbus man arrested in front of his home early Friday is accused of pointing a loaded handgun at his wife and mother-in-law, police said.

Glen D. Fulkerson, 45, of 5232 S. Lincoln Village Drive, was arrested on two counts of intimidation with a deadly weapon as Level 5 felonies and a charge of pointing a loaded firearm, a Level 6 felony.

About 12:40 a.m., officers were sent to Fulkerson’s home after dispatchers received a call about a disturbance involving a firearm, according to Columbus Police Department spokesman Sgt. Matt Harris.

When the officers arrived, they saw a man standing on the front steps of the apartment building on the city’s far east side, Harris said.

As the man, later identified as Fulkerson, was being searched, investigators discovered a loaded firearm in the waistband of his pants, the police spokesman said.

According to the suspect’s wife, Fulkerson had pointed the gun at her and her mother after an argument over a phone, Harris said.

The wife responded by locking herself and the couple’s three children in a bedroom before calling police, Harris said.

After being taken to the Bartholomew County Jail, bond was initially set at $500,000, but as of Friday afternoon, a judge ordered that Fulkerson be held for at least 72 hours before bail is considered, according to a jail spokeswoman.

If convicted on the charges, Fulkerson could be sentenced to 30 months to 14 years in prison and fined up to $30,000.

Formal charges, if any, will be determined by the office of Bartholomew County Prosecutor Bill Nash.

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