Two Jacksonville Men Arrested In Separate Incidents For Allegedly Threatening People with Firearms

By Benjamin Cox on April 25, 2024 at 6:18am

Two Jacksonville men were arrested last night in separate incidents for allegedly threatening people with firearms.

Jacksonville Police and Morgan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a homeless man yesterday evening after he allegedly threatened employees of a bank. Officers were called to the Woodforest Bank located in the Wal-Mart Supercenter in the 1900 block of West Morton just after 5PM yesterday for a subject threatening employees with a gun. Upon arrival, officers located 36-year old Tyshawn G. Barnes. Barnes allegedly struck an officer when he was initially confronted during the incident. Barnes was cited for 3 counts of felony disorderly conduct and for aggravated battery to a peace officer. No firearms were said to have been located on Barnes in arrest reports. Barnes remains held at the Morgan County Jail.

Jacksonville Police arrested a man at a North Diamond residence last night after he allegedly pulled a gun on someone during an argument. Officers were called to the 700 block of North Diamond just before 8PM for the altercation. Upon arrival, officers arrested 24-year old Carl R. Stark of the 100 block of Woodfield Boulevard for aggravated assault. Stark allegedly pulled a gun on the complainant during an argument. The gun was later determined to be a BB gun according to police. Stark was later released with a notice to appear in court.