An Austin man was arrested near La Grange Monday afternoon on aggravated assault charges.
Around 4:15 p.m., the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a call reporting a female along with a male subject with a handgun.
According to Sheriff Keith Korenek, the man kicked in a door at apartments on State Highway 159 near La Grange, threatening the occupants inside.
Several Fayette County officers responded to the scene, where witnesses gave the vehicle description of the subjects that fled.
After searching for the vehicle, law enforcement conducted a traffic stop on Loop 220 in the Plum area.
After contact with the driver and female passenger was made, and consent to search the vehicle was given, authorities located a loaded .357 handgun under the driver’s seat.
Units arrested 42-year-old Samuel Vincent Hernandez of Austin, charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. He was taken to the Dan R. Beck Justice Center.