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Police: Civilian arrested after pulling stun gun on man, handcuffing him

Gregory Martin (Source: Clark County Jail) Gregory Martin (Source: Clark County Jail)

JEFFERSONVILLE, IN (WAVE) – A Jeffersonville man is facing charges after taking the law into his own hands, according to police.

Clark County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Jeremy Mull says that on June 20, Gregory Martin, 35, was walking his dogs near Flintlock Drive and Hunters Trace in Jeffersonville when he noticed a man and woman arguing in a car. Mull said Martin approached the vehicle, yanked the man out of the car, pointed a gun at him, ordered him to get on the ground and handcuffed him. The victim told police that he was scared for his life. He said Martin didn't respond when he asked him if he was a police officer. Investigators said the woman took off in the car to get help from a nearby family member.

Jeffersonville police said that when they arrived on the scene, they found the victim with his hands cuffed behind his back. He ran toward an officer asking for help.

Officers determined the gun was a stun gun.

Police said they spoke with the man and woman who claimed they were arguing in the car but insisted things never got physical. 

Officers said they don't know why Martin took the law into his own hands, but they said his speech was slurred and they could smell alcohol on his breath.

Martin is charged with intimidation, criminal confinement and public intoxication.

He was arrested and booked into the Clark County Jail.

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