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Former Savannah Fire captain pleads guilty to aggravated assault charge

Barry Arnold (Source: SCMPD) Barry Arnold (Source: SCMPD)
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

The former Savannah Fire captain who pointed a gun at two people at an Applebee's restaurant a couple years ago entered his plea in court Thursday.

Barry Arnold pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and possession of a firearm in Chatham County Superior Court.

Prosecutors say Arnold pointed his gun at two people during an altercation inside of an Applebee's restaurant in October of 2015.

The attorney who represents the victims in the case says there is a sense of relief for his clients that they won't have to go through a criminal trial and this phase can be wrapped up.

Soon, the attention will turn toward the civil claims.

"Like every case, we'll attempt to resolve it without the necessity of filing a suit but if we must file a lawsuit then we will certainly do so,” said Will Claiborne, the victims’ attorney.

As for the criminal case, court is wrapped up for the day. They will continue testimony Monday.

Arnold is in jail after his bond was revoked.

Two weeks ago, it was decided Arnold's jury trial would begin on April 3. It now appears that trail will not be necessary.

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