Man arrested after threatening woman with gun, eluding manhunt

A Fulton County man has been arrested after allegedly threatening a woman with a gun then eluding police conducting a manhunt for him. Twenty-eight-year-old Cory Brandon Newman of Mammoth Spring was arrested Wednesday morning by Thayer police after he returned to the house where the original incident occurred.

Thayer Police say they were called to a residence Tuesday night after a female said Newman had choked her and put a gun to her head during an argument. Newman reportedly ran out of the house before police arrived setting off a manhunt involving officers from the Thayer and Mammoth Spring police departments and the Oregon and Fulton county sheriff’s offices.

Officers were not able to locate Newman.About six hours after the original call came in, Thayer Police received a second call saying Newman had returned to the house, where he was arrested a short time later. A stolen handgun was recovered at the house during the arrest.

Newman is facing felony charges of armed criminal action, unlawful use of a weapon and domestic assault in the second degree. Bond was set at $30,000.

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