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Domestic disturbance call leads to the arrest of a Johnson City man with previous felony convictions out of state

Hannah Swayze • Nov 26, 2017 at 10:35 PM

A Johnson City man was arrested early Saturday after police responded to a report of a domestic disturbance.

According to release from the Johnson City Police Department, Robert W. Dunk, 40, 2328 Eastside Ave., was charged around 3 a.m. Saturday.

The release said that officers learned during their investigation that Dunk reportedly took a cell phone from his fiancée, with whom he was arguing, and prevented her from calling 911. Police also reported that Dunk retrieved a handgun and threatened to "pistol whip" her. Another family member called 911 and Dunk left the home.

Officers searching for Dunk stopped a vehicle matching the description of his van. Police said they found a loaded handgun under the front passenger seat of the vehicle and ammunition in Dunk's pocket.

Dunk was charged with aggravated assault, being a felon in possession of a handgun and interference with emergency calls.

The release said Dunk had previously been convicted on drug charges in Florida. He was being held in the Washington County on $61,000 bond. His arraignment is set for Monday at 1:30 p.m.

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