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Man arrested after gun fired in neighbor's house

Published On: Feb 26 2014 12:45:11 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 26 2014 02:09:30 PM CST
James N. Christensen

James N. Christensen


An Idaho Falls man was arrested after he allegedly fired a gun in his neighbor's house.

Idaho Falls police said on Tuesday evening, the wife of James N. Christensen was visiting a house next door to hers on the 200 block of West 21st. Christensen, 46, entered his neighbor's home brandishing a .22 rifle. He fired a shot that struck a portable work light, police said.

Christensen fled from the house before police arrived. Officers were looking for him during the night. He was arrested on a charge of aggravated assault after he returned to the house Wednesday morning and caused another disturbance, police said.

He was booked into the Bonneville County Jail.