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Man accused of pulling gun on snow plow driver found guilty

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A South Dakota man accused of pulling a gun on a snow plow truck driver was found guilty of assault charges after a two-day trial.

The Argus Leader reports that 41-year-old Jason Schmidt was indicted earlier this year on charges of aggravated assault, simple assault, intentional damage to property and disorderly conduct.

The incident happened on Jan. 25 in the parking lot of a convenience store in Sioux Falls. Authorities say Schmidt pulled a gun in the lot on one snow plow truck driver, whom he said he believed to be armed, after arguing with a different driver both outside and inside the store.

The store clerk called police after Schmidt struck and broke the first plow truck's mirror.

Schmidt argued that he had pulled the gun in self-defense.

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