MUSCATINE — A Muscatine man pleaded not guilty Friday after being accused of threatening people with a gun.

Around 3:19 p.m. Aug. 19, Justin Walker, 19, drove to the 100 block of Roscoe Avenue in Muscatine, where he exited his vehicle with a loaded 12 gauge shotgun. According to the criminal complaint, Walker pointed the firearm in a threatening manner at people in the area. He is also accused of assaulting one man during the altercation.

Officers seized the shotgun, which was loaded, and also seized an assault rifle, according to the criminal complaint. That night, the Muscatine Police Department searched Walker's home and found 105.5 grams of marijuana, more than $4,000, plus a Century Arms AK-47.

Walker is charged with going armed with intent, assault while participating in a felony, possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, drug tax stamp violation, carrying weapons and assault with a dangerous weapon, according to court documents.

On Friday, Walker was arraigned in Muscatine County court, where he pleaded not guilty. A pretrial is scheduled for Oct. 6.

Sarah Ritter

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