Craig man arrested in alleged menacing incident

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A Craig man faces possible felony menacing charges after allegedly threatening his neighbor with a rifle.

Tony Luman, 49, is being held at the Moffat County Jail on $5,000 bond following an alleged argument with a neighbor, who police said sought shelter in the office complex at Columbine Apartments when Luman confronted him armed with a loaded rifle.

Staff inside the office called police at about 4:30 p.m. Monday, according to Craig police Lt. John Forgay.

The incident stems from an alleged confrontation between Luman and 28-year-old David Johnston -- both neighbors in Columbine's C building.

Forgay said police were still trying to determine what the two argued about and where it happened.

Johnston, according to police, had walked from his apartment to the manager's complex and was followed by Luman.

Police said more words were exchanged as Luman left, allegedly threatening to return with the weapon. Johnston was inside a locked manager's complex as Luman returned armed. He had allegedly tried to enter the office, then used a nearby pay telephone as officers arrived.

Forgay said Luman fled to his apartment where police arrested him and confiscated the rifle.

Paul Shockley can be reached at 824-7031 or at pshockley@craigdailypress.com.

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