Man arrested for aggravated assault

Local News

(1/28/19) A monroe man is behind bars after police say gunshots rang out at the American Legion on Powell Avenue early this morning.

Police say secruity kicked Joey Lawrence out of the club due to some type of disturbance.

The bouncers told police Lawrence went to his car and came back with a gun then pointed it at the security guard’s face pulling the trigger but he was able to dodge the bullet.

Lawrence then fled the scene but the club worker was able to get his license plate number.

Lawrence admitted to the police he got into an altercation with the bouncer but denies shooting at him.

Lawrence is being charged with aggravated assault with a firearm.

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