Gun Arrest



Winona Police said a 38-year-old Winona man was jailed on suspicion of assault and terroristic threats charges Monday evening following an incident involving a gun.

Authorities said John Claude Therritt was arrested in the backyard of a home in the 650 block of Huff Street after police were called about 9:30 p.m. to investigate an assault complaint involving a female.

Police recovered a 380 loaded handgun on the ground but no shots had been fired.

The complaint came from a 45-year-old female who was taken to the hospital to be treated for a head injury and possible transfer to another medical facility.

Therritt was cited with preliminary charges of fifth degree assault, second degree assault with a dangerous weapon, being in eligible to possess a firearm, and terroristic threats. The investigation continues....

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