Weapon pointed at children on Goodlettsville motel balcony

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GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A 30-year-old man pointed a weapon at several people, including children, who were on the balcony of a Goodlettsville motel Tuesday night, according to police.

Goodlettsville police responded just after 7 p.m. to an incident involving a gun at a motel on Dickerson Pike near Old Dickerson Pike.


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Officers said the guests in one room reported they were on their balcony with their children, when a man, later identified by police as Robert Bass, started yelling at them and “causing a scene.”

The guests explained some words were exchanged and Bass went to a nearby apartment, where he grabbed what appeared to be a rifle. When he returned, he pointed the weapon at the guests and their children, according to investigators.


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Police said no gunshots were fired and no injuries were reported.

When Bass was located, officers said he stated he only had a BB gun and was a convicted felon, so he was not able to own a rifle.


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Bass was taken into custody and booked into the Metro jail Tuesday night on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He was held in lieu of a $5,000 bond.

A booking photo for Bass was not immediately released by law enforcement.

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