Texas DA Charged with Threatening Roommate with a Gun During Argument

(TargetDailyNews.com) – A Texas lawman is on the other side of the table after he allegedly threatened to turn his gun on his roommate during a disagreement about streaming adult content on the television set.

Joe Frederick, the district attorney for Travis County, faces charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in connection with the Friday, June 7th, confrontation. Travis County includes the liberal city of Austin, where Frederick lives.

Prosecutors say the incident started when Frederick had a guest visiting. The guest and Frederick were apparently trying to stream adult videos on the TV but were having technical difficulties, so Frederick asked his roommate for help. Neither the guest nor the roommate have been identified. As the guest left the apartment Frederick accused his housemate of making “googly eyes” at Frederick and his guest, according to arrest paperwork.

This did not go over well with the roommate, according to officials involved, who said he thought Frederick was calling him a “hoe” (not the garden implement). This apparently escalated into an exchange of nasty words and an attempt by the roommate to tip over the TV stand before the roommate retreated to his bedroom and locked the door.

The ruckus didn’t end there, however. Allegedly, Frederick tried unsuccessfully to bust down the roommate’s door, though he damaged the door. When the roommate opened the door to go to the bathroom, he allegedly found Frederick standing in the hall aiming a revolver at him. The roommate claimed he yelled at Frederick to “get away from me” and said he was a danger to himself and others.

The roommate further claimed that Frederick went into the roommate’s bedroom while the roommate was using the bathroom, and then walked around the living room with the loaded gun repeating, “Get the f— out.”

No injuries occurred, but Frederick found himself arrested and put into the Travis County Jail before being released on a $10,000 bond. There is no word yet on when Frederick may appear in court next.

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