Man witnessed by officers pointing AR rifle at woman in backyard

23-year-old Raymond Scampini was charged with aggravated assault when police witnessed him pointing an AR-style rifle at a woman on a trampoline in a home’s backyard after hearing shots fired in the area.

On October 10th, Clarksville Police Officer Steinmetz to 987 Silty Drive in reference to a shot that was fired. When officers arrived, they heard a shot go off nearby and a woman scream. Officers tracked the screaming to a residence located at the above address.

Raymond Scampini (MCSO)
Raymond Scampini (MCSO)

Per the affidavit, they observed a man, Raymond Scampini, pointing an AR-style rifle in the direction of a woman later identified as Alexis Clements. Clements was sitting on a trampoline while Scampini yelled and asked if she would have his back. The officers announced themselves and ordered Scampini to drop the weapon. Scampini proceeded to retreat inside of the residence and Clements followed shortly after. Both parties complied when asked to exit the residence and officers were able to speak with them. They stated there had not been a domestic incident and Scampini never wielded his weapon but heard the shots being fired in the area. Officers requested to look in the back yard and a loaded pistol magazine was found. Scampini also showed officers the pistol and AR that he owned which matched the one officers saw him holding on the back porch.

Raymond Scampini was arrested and charged with aggravated assault. He was released on a $10,000 bond.

Bella Shedio

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