A Sherman man was arrested over the weekend after police say he brandished and pointed a handgun in the direction of at least one person during a late night altercation.


The 41-year-old man was arrested on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon early Sunday morning. Sherman Police Sgt. DM Hampton said officers were dispatched to the Murphy Oil on East U.S. Highway 82 shortly before midnight after receiving a call that a male subject had pointed a gun during an argument.


“I don’t know if they were arguing there, if they were going down the road and it was a road rage thing — I don’t have that information,” Hampton said.


The Sherman Police sergeant said a Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper also responded to the scene and though the suspect had fled before officers arrived, a witness provided authorities with the man’s vehicle license plate, with which they were able to find an address.


“They tracked down the suspect to his residence,” Hampton said. “They were able to recover the gun. It was a .45 caliber pistol.”


The man was subsequently arrested and booked into the Grayson County Jail, where his bond was set at $25,000. The man posted bail and was released on Sunday.


Hampton encouraged members of the public to seek safety and immediately contact law enforcement any time they are threatened with a firearm or weapon of any kind.