Gun-toting HOA president jailed after alleged threats

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Chandler King said the trouble began when he and another friend were heading to another friend's house to hang out Friday in the Mirror Lakes subdivision in Spring.

"He went to drive his truck around the block again and the tires squealed," King recalls.

Police said those squealing tires struck a nerve with 40-year-old John Warner, who lives up the street. He's also the homeowner's association president.

Chandler said Warner confronted him first.

"He got in my face and opened my car door like he owns it," Chandler said. "He got in my face, cussing at me and I was like, 'I didn't even do anything, it wasn't my friend Hunter was the one driving the truck.' He was like, 'Hey, I was the one squealing.'"

Chandler said Warner continued to hassle them, fussing and cussing.

"He was talking about how he was an ex-Marine," Chandler said.

The teen says Warner then lifted up his shirt to show off a gun he had in his waistband, and threatened to put bullet holes in the teen's vehicle.

When the mother of Chandler's friend came out of the house and heard the threats, she said she would call the cops if he fired the weapon.

"He was like, 'I'll call the cops,'" Chandler said.

When officers arrived, they ended up arresting the HOA president.

Warner appeared in court today, facing felony charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He told police the teens were driving unsafe through the neighborhood and when he asked them to stop, they laughed at him.

Warner bonded out of jail this evening. He's due back in court in January.

When we asked Chandler if he learned anything from this and if he would've done anything differently, he said, "No, we did nothing wrong. It was legal."

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