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Lake Andes man accused of threatening to shoot two in head

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LAKE ANDES -- A Lake Andes man was arrested Oct. 27 for allegedly pointing a gun at two people's heads.

Wayne Caple, 47, faces two counts of aggravated assault, a Class 3 felony punishable upon conviction by up to 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine.

At about 4 a.m. on Oct. 27, officers with the Charles Mix County Sheriff's Office and the Wagner and Yankton Sioux police departments responded to 309 N. Sixth Ave. in Lake Andes, where a man with a gun had been reported, according to court documents. There, a woman told law enforcement the gun was inside the residence but the man had walked away.

Caple was seen getting into a vehicle and was ordered out at gunpoint and handcuffed. The homeowner reportedly said he had hidden the firearm inside the residence, but was unable to find it.

A man and woman both said a man had pointed the gun at their heads, and a witness reportedly identified Caple. No one was reported to have been injured in the incident.

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