WARSAW — A Warsaw man was recently arrested after allegedly threatening a woman by pointing a gun at her.
Jose Angel Olivarez Jr., 43, 413 Chamberlin Drive, Warsaw, is charged with intimidation with a deadly weapon, a level 5 felony; and pointing a firearm, a level 6 felony.
On Oct. 3, a Warsaw Police officer responded to a report of intimidation with a deadly weapon. Upon arrival at the scene, the officer spoke with a man who said a woman contacted him about Olivarez being intoxicated and making threats.
According to court documents, the woman told the man that Olivarez had grabbed a handgun and pointed it at her while threatening to break her phone. The man said when he arrived at the home, Olivarez was intoxicated and showed him the firearm. He said Olivarez ejected the loaded magazine of the handgun to show him there was not a round in the chamber. Olivarez allegedly told the man he pointed the firearm at the woman.
Officers spoke with the woman, who said she and Olivarez were arguing. During the argument, Olivarez grabbed a handgun and demanded to look at the woman’s phone. When she refused, Olivarez raised the gun and pointed it at her.
Olivarez admitted to officers that he was intoxicated and said he was arguing with the woman. However, he denied pointing a firearm at the woman. Several firearms were found in Olivarez’s bedroom, with a Kimber 9mm identified as the gun pointed at the woman. The Kimber 9mm had a loaded magazine of live ammunition.
Olivarez was booked in the Kosciusko County Jail on Oct. 3, with an $11,000 surety and cash bond.