‘Pretty Little Liars’ star arrested for assault with gun

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Los Angeles, April 15 (IANS) Actor Brandon Jones, who stars in the American teen drama and mystery-thriller television series “Pretty Little Liars”, has been charged after allegedly pointing a gun at his neighbour.

Jones was charged on Thursday. The alleged dispute took place on March 24 at his home in the North Hills neighborhood of San Fernando Valley.

Jones didn’t actually fire the gun or strike the man with it, but pointed it at him, which constitutes an assault, reports tmz.com.

Jones also faces two counts for misdemeanours related to another incident at his home in October 2015. He reportedly exhibited a deadly weapon and exhibited a concealable firearm in public during an argument with a different neighbour.

He pleaded not guilty to the charges on Thursday. His bond was increased from $50,000 to $75,500, said a spokesman for the DA’s office. He faces up to 5-and-a-half years in prison if convicted.

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A representative for the 27-year-old actor said: “It is our understanding that the gun in Mr. Jones’ possession was fully legal and registered, that he was on his girlfriend’s private property, and that he and his girlfriend felt that they were under threat in a dispute with neighbours.”

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