A Louisville man is facing a pair of felony charges after reportedly pointing a gun at two people in June in the parking lot of Peddler’s Mall in Lakeshore Plaza.
Gregory Andrew Allen, 33, is charged with two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment — a Class D felony punishable by one to five years in prison, if convicted. He was arrested Thursday.
According to an arrest warrant, on June 18 Allen and a female passenger were driving northbound behind a woman and her children on the U.S. 31W Bypass. Allen was honking the horn in his SUV as well as acting irate and he and a female passenger allegedly made obscene gestures, the warrant says.
Fearful, the woman called her boyfriend about what was going on and she pulled into the Peddler’s Mall parking lot off North Dixie Avenue in Elizabethtown, the warrant stated, and Allen also drove into the parking lot.
When the woman’s boyfriend arrived, they walked up to Allen’s vehicle to ask what was wrong. When they did, the couple told police the man inside “pulled a gun from the seat, chambered a round, pointed the gun at them, and said, ‘you better leave.’“
When they backed away, the SUV left. The couple wrote down the license plate number that was traced back to Allen, according to police. They said Allen’s passenger was recording the incident on her phone, according to the warrant.
Allen was being held on a $1,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center. He posted bond a few hours after he was booked at the jail.
He is to appear today in Hardin District Court.