Chandler man arrested for firing handgun over stimulus money dispute

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Nicholas Beamon, Source: Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office

CHANDLER, Ind. (WEHT) – A Chandler man was arrested for firing a handgun in a reckless manner over a stimulus money dispute.

It happened Sunday around 2:40 a.m. in the 7700 block of Baumgart Rd. The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office was responding to a 911 hang-up. Deputies found a man in ditch who told them he had been shot at by Nicholas Beamon.

The victim said he and Beamon had gotten into an argument at a hotel over money from the stimulus check. The two got into a fight and the victim accused Beamon of stealing from him. The victim says the hotel manager called 911, and the two men and Beamon’s mother drove off.

Beamon allegedly ordered the victim to get out of the vehicle, then the victim says Beamon fired a shot at him. Detectives were able to locate a single shell casing near the scene. When authorities went to arrest Beamon at a Chandler, IN home, deputies say Beamon refused to come out and was found hiding underneath a pickup truck in the garage.

Beamon faces several charges in the Sunday incident, and was also arrested on an outstanding felony warrant for burglary, arson, and criminal mischief.

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