PD: Mesa man threatens neighbors with bow and arrow

Posted at 6:01 PM, Jun 29, 2017

A Mesa man upset with his neighbors for making too much noise allegedly pulled out a bow and arrow and threatened them.

Mesa Police report that on June 24 at about 2 a.m. four friends were sitting on the tailgate of a truck when 39-year-old James Russell Koontz came out of his home, pointed a bow and arrow at them and yelled, "Disturbing the peace!" 

The victim report that the arrow was loaded in the bow and the bowstring was pulled back.

Koontz reportedly retreated into his home, and the victims called the police. The police contacted Koontz who told them they were making too much noise and he was unable to sleep. He allegedly admitted to taking the bow and arrow with him outside because "He did not feel safe." 

Koontz has been charged with aggravated assault.