A reported verbal dispute at a house in Altheimer earlier this month resulted in the arrest of a man who reportedly fired a gun at a relative.

A reported verbal dispute at a house in Altheimer earlier this month resulted in the arrest of a man who reportedly fired a gun at a relative.

During a court hearing Tuesday, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said Edward Jackson, 58, claimed he did fire a shot, but said he fired into the air.

Sheriff’s Investigator Randy Jackson reported that deputies were sent to Altheimer on Jan. 20 and were told by Clarence Jackson that he and Edward Jackson had gotten into a verbal altercation, and claimed Edward Jackson “got mad” and fired a shot at him.

Kizer said Edward Jackson had no prior felony convictions or pending charges, but had been convicted of several misdemeanor offenses in the past.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $25,000 bond for Edward Jackson after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with one count of aggravated assault.

The judge also ordered Edward Jackson to have no contact with his brother until the case is settled and to come back to court March 27.