Missing iPad case leads to fight, gun charge

A Bridgeport man is facing several charges after he allegedly threatened another man with a gun earlier this week during a dispute that stemmed from a missing iPad case.

City police said officers patrolling Trumbull Avenue late Wednesday night came upon 19-year-old Milton W. Jones Jr. fighting with two other men who they recognized as local store owners. The officers jumped out to break up the scuffle and Jones allegedly tried to spin away from them to escape. One of the store owners pointed under a nearby car, where police found a small silver handgun.

The two store owners are brothers. One of the brothers had lent Jones his iPad on Nov. 24, but when it was returned, the case was missing and the brothers said Jones refused to give it back.

Jones then came into one of the brothers’ stores Wednesday night and was told to leave. An argument followed and Jones allegedly drew the handgun and pointed it at one of the men. The man’s brother then grabbed Jones arm to point the gun away from his brother and the scuffle ensued.

Police said the silver handgun had been reported as lost to police in Monroe.

Jones, who lives on Soundview Avenue, was charged with first-degree assault, second-degree threatening with a firearm, first-degree criminal trespass, interfering with a police officer and carrying a pistol without a permit. His bond was set at $50,000.

Wes Duplantier