PIGEON FORGE — The local man charged with drawing a gun during a confrontation at Walmart has been arrested again, this time for an alleged domestic violence incident at his home.
Sixty-six-year-old Pedro Salisipan Ngayan Jr. was being held Monday at the Sevier County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bond.
Pigeon Forge Police arrested Ngayan after they were called to his home on Spring Valley Road Saturday, according to the arrest warrant.
Ngayan’s wife told officers that, on the previous day, Ngayan struck her during an argument, Officer Robert Bufkin wrote.
She had injuries that corroborated her story, including bruises on her arms and “a busted upper and lower lip,” Bufkin said.
The Mountain Press does not generally identify alleged victims of domestic violence.
“I spoke with Pedro Ngayan, who stated he got angry at (his wife) and pushed the dining room table top into her,” Burkin said.
Ngayan was one of two men charged with drawing guns on each other during a confrontation inside the Sevierville Walmart Supercenter Dec. 23.
While police later determined neither man fired a shot, Ngayan allegedly chased one person around the store with his gun drawn.
The incident was initially reported as an active shooter and led to a massive police presence around the store.
Sevierville Police said later it started with a confrontation between Ngayan and two men, a father and his adult son. The younger man, Dashawn Leon Bonner, allegedly shoved Ngayan to the ground, and Ngayan drew a handgun.
Ngayan chased Bonner, with his gun still drawn, until he cornered Bonner in the store’s Vision Center but Bonner drew a handgun of his own.
SPD charged Ngayan with two counts of aggravated assault, and cited Bonner for misdemeanor assault.
Ngayan was released from the jail on those changes after posting $10,000 bond.
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