Johnnie McIntyre, 66, of St. Maries has waived his right to a preliminary hearing and is now scheduled for arraignment Sept. 18, 2020.
Mr. McIntyre, faces three counts of felony aggravated assault. On Sept. 2, 2020, Mr. McIntyre, involved in a domestic dispute, brandished an AR-15 and pointed the weapon at Benewah County sheriff deputies and his parole officer.
According to court documents Mr. McIntyre also threatened two civilians with another weapon. Mr. McIntyre allegedly pointed a loaded .44 magnum at Elizabeth Bornitz and Scott Bornitz. While pointing the weapon at Ms. Bornitz, Mr. McIntyre reportedly said “Before this is over someone would be getting a bullet.”
Statements from the deputies and parole officer, say that Mr. McIntyre acted without intent to kill but in such a way that violence was imminent.
Mr. McIntyre was also found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia, 11 grams of marijuana, THC oil in vaporizer cartridges and CBD with THC muscle rub—a schedule II controlled substance.
It is unclear from available court documents what led to the incident. Undersheriff Eells said that it began as a family dispute, but declined to comment further as the case is ongoing.
“I don’t want to say anything that could impact the court case. But it’s a serious matter anytime someone points a weapon at a member of law enforcement or anyone,” Mr. Eells said.