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Quarrel over dog leads to charges after man threatens another with gun

An argument over a pit bull turned ugly Monday in Sylvania, with one man threatening another with a gun.

Samuel Johnson, 19, of Isabel Street, was charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault, battery, carrying a concealed weapon, carrying a pistol without a license and probation violation.

Police got a call early Monday afternoon about an argument among three men in the parking lot between Rite Aid and Cotton's Tire. One of them had a handgun.

The man with the gun fled on foot, said Sgt.Trevin Moore. One of the remaining men said the assailant wore a hoodie, a red bandana on his head and a red bandana in his pocket.

Moore and Officer Ryan Williams found the suspect on S. Main Street, wearing the clothes that had been described. "I noticed a small handgun lying on the sidewalk next to him," Moore said. "I yelled, ‘Gun!' and we took him into custody."

Stories conflicted about what caused the argument, but one man apparently accused another of stealing his pit bull. "Supposedly they had a history of dealing with a stolen dog," said Lt. Tony Taylor. "One says the dog was stolen. Another says he didn't steal it - he got it from somebody else. We may never know the truth."

The armed robbery charge stems from a pair of sunglasses that one of the men dropped during the argument and that Johnson retrieved.

"It was a quick reaction by Moore and Williams," that brought the case to a safe conclusion, Taylor said.