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Swisher man accused of assaulting daughter, threatening her friends with gun


A Swisher man faces several charges after deputies say he assaulted his daughter and threatened two of her friends with a gun.

According to a criminal complaint filed by the Johnson County Sheriff's Office, 46-year-old James Patrick Morgan used his vehicle to block another vehicle at around 9:35 p.m. on Saturday.

Deputies say Morgan then got out of his vehicle, armed with a handgun, and approached the 14-year-old and 16-year-old that were in the other vehicle.

Deputies say Morgan pointed the gun at the teens and threatened to kill them if they ever came near his daughter or house.  Deputies also say that as the teens drove away, Morgan smashed one of the windows with the gun.

Deputies say Morgan also hit his daughter in the head and kicked her in the butt.

After the incident, deputies say Morgan then told his daughter she would lose everything if she told the truth about the incident.  They say Morgan told his daughter to say that the gun was never out of the holster and it was never pointed at the two teens.

Morgan is charged with assault causing injury while displaying a weapon, tampering with a witness, harassment, going armed with intent, first degree attempted burglary and fourth degree criminal mischief.

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