HIGHLAND - Deputies arrested a 25-year-old Highland man after he allegedly threatened his neighbors with a loaded AK-47 Friday night, San Bernardino County Sheriff's officials said.

Donald Scott Neeley, 25, was arrested on suspicion of making terrorist threats, assault with a firearm and possession of an assault rifle.

Shortly after 8 p.m., Highland deputies received several calls about a man threatening at least three people in the 7800 block of Lankershim Avenue with an AK-47, according to a news release.

The victims reported the man who they identified as Neeley, reportedly assaulted them, pointed the firearm at them and allegedly threatened to kill them, according to the report.

Deputies learned after the confrontations, Neeley reportedly jumped over a fence to Neeley's sister's home.

Authorities surrounded and carefully entered the home, officials said. Inside they allegedly found Neeley in a bedroom lying on a bed. On the ground next to the bed was a loaded AK-47 assault rifle with a 30-round magazine, sheriff's officials stated.

Neeley was arrested and deputies obtained a search warrant for the home.

The search yielded additional evidence linking Neeley to the case.

Neeley was booked into the Central Detention Center in San Bernardino.


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