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Police: Man charged with menacing, pointing gun at son

SALEM — A Salem man accused of assaulting a woman and pointing a gun at his own 11-year-old son during a domestic Tuesday night was charged with domestic violence, aggravated menacing and endangering children.

Matthew Metts, 30, of 1265 Cedar Ridge Drive, was taken directly to jail after being taken into custody in the 1200 block of Southeast Boulevard after K-9 Argo and officers located him.

Police were originally called at 8:53 p.m. Tuesday to Cedar Ridge for an alleged burglary in progress. Officers spoke to a man later identified as Metts who said he was jumped by two other males next door. Officers made contact next door and learned he entered their apartment with a firearm and a resident struck him because of his actions.

Officers learned the incident was actually a domestic and that the female victim fled with her three children. Officers spoke with the woman and her children and learned the man identified as Metts was highly intoxicated, had assaulted her and pointed a firearm at his son. He fled on foot while officers were still on scene and was tracked down to Southeast Boulevard.

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