A former Davenport alderman has been arrested and charged with assault while displaying a weapon.

Davenport police arrested 71-year-old Keith Meyer on Sunday morning. He is out of jail on bail.

Cops say Meyer threatened his neighbor with a shotgun.

According to the Quad-City Times, police say Meyer’s neighbor called them and said the former alderman had pointed a shotgun at him.

At issue is a speed bump Meyer is building on a driveway he jointly owns with the neighbor.

The neighbor told officers when he got a digital camera to document the construction, Meyer approached with a rifle and threatened to use it on him.

Meyer says he felt threatened by the neighbor and grabbed his unloaded shotgun to defend himself.

Meyer was defeated in a re-election bid in 2007.

Phil Roberts, KWPC News.

 

 

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