Police: Man points gun at neighbor, threatens to ‘blow his a** off’ over garbage placement

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Torian Williams

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man said his neighbor pulled out a gun during an argument over the placement of garbage on the curb in front of his house, according to an affidavit.

It happened Sept. 26 on Dickinson Street.

Dalvin Brooks told police he and his neighbor Torian Williams, 39, were arguing about the garbage placement when Williams went into his house and came back out with a gun.

Williams ran at him with the gun while saying he would “blow his a** off,” according to the affidavit.

Brooks said Williams put the gun down but then attacked him, and Williams grabbed his phone when he tried to call 911.

Brooks said he was able to get away and tried to call police from the phone in his mom’s house, but Williams shoved his mom out of the way and pulled the phone out of the wall.

Williams then drove away from the scene, but police arrested him Friday.

He is charged with two counts each of aggravated assault, aggravated burglary and robbery.