Man accused of pointing gun at Walmart employees in Murfreesboro, police say

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man is behind bars after a custody exchange led him to pointing a gun toward employees at a Walmart in Murfreesboro over the weekend, officials said.

According to the Murfreesboro Police Department (MPD), the incident took place at the Walmart located in the 100 block of Joe B. Jackson Parkway on Sunday, Feb. 11.

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Authorities reported Nicholas Pritchard was at the Walmart to allegedly meet his ex-wife for a custody exchange of his two minor children.

During the exchange, Pritchard allegedly got into a confrontation with three Walmart employees who were collecting shopping carts, police said.

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According to MPD, Pritchard left the business after he displayed a handgun and pointed it toward the employees during the confrontation.

After the incident, authorities responded to a home Rucker Drive, where Pritchard was believed to be residing.

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He was taken into custody and charged with three counts of aggravated assault and booked into the Rutherford County Detention Center.

No other information was released.

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