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.