A Decatur man was arrested early Friday after authorities say he used a gun to threaten someone at the Northgate entertainment district.
According to College Station police, around 2:30 a.m., officers responded to a fight on University Drive. Police separated the five parties involved and interviewed each individually. Authorities also obtained surveillance footage from a nearby store, which showed some of the altercation.
The footage showed Levi Blake Whisenant, 23, and another man standing near a car and eating food, a report notes. The victim and two others walked by, and Whisenant appeared to engage the group and start an altercation, while his friend attempted to hold him back. Authorities said Whisenant is seen getting something from his car’s glove box, though a gun was not spotted in the video. The victim attempted to run away, and Whisenant chased him, police said. The victim tripped on Boyett Street, and Whisenant approached him and began punching him, according to officials.
The victim’s friends were intoxicated and unable to give statements. The victim told authorities Whisenant verbally taunted them as they walked by before withdrawing a handgun from the car. A firearm was lying on the front passenger seat of the car, police said.
Whisenant is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison and $10,000 in fines. He remains in the Brazos County Jail on $16,000 bond.