Cops: James Island man arrested for pointing gun at neighbor

JAMES ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - The Charleston Police Department has arrested a 40-year-old James Island man accused of pulling out a gun and pointing it at his neighbor during a dispute.

Investigators charged William Blanton Buford with pointing a firearm at a person. On Saturday, officers responded to a home on Stefan Street in reference to a dispute with weapons.

Police then located Buford standing in his driveway. Buford told officers that he had an argument with his neighbor. Buford said when he made a comment about the neighbor's daughter, the neighbor ran off his porch and towards him.

Buford said that he feared for his safety and when the neighbor was about four feet from him, Buford pulled out his gun and pointed it at his neighbor.

The victim told police that he was on his porch and offered his condolences to Buford because of a death in his family. According to the victim, Buford began arguing with him and kept saying, "Come on over and do something."

A police report states that when the victim started to walk over to Buford, the suspect pulled out a gun and pointed it at the victim. The victim said when he saw the gun, he stopped and went back to his home and called police.

Police say that the victim was on his property the whole time of the incident.

Police confiscated a gun from Buford who was then locked up at the Charleston County Detention Center.

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