Sheriff deputies arrest Hobson City man on assault charges
by Madasyn Czebiniak
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Starsky “Poo” McCallum
Starsky “Poo” McCallum
Calhoun County deputies say a Hobson City man arrested on assault charges Tuesday pistol-whipped another man and held a gun to his face earlier this month.

Calhoun County Sheriff Sgt. Jon Garlick said Starsky “Poo” McCallum, 37, got into a fight with the victim at a barbeque at a home on the corner of Washington Street and Council Street in Hobson City on May 11.

After the victim tried to leave, McCallum came up from behind him and hit him twice in the head with a pistol, the sergeant said.

According to Garlick, the victim said he heard the gun go off but was not hit by a bullet. The victim said he did not know where the bullet went, the sergeant said.

Garlick said after the victim fell to the ground McCallum pointed the gun at his face and threatened him. The victim pulled the gun away from McCallum, kicked him, then ran into the woods near the residence to hide, Garlick said.

According to the sergeant, the victim and his brother reported the assault at the sheriff’s office in person the following day.

There were no reported injuries from the incident, Garlick said.

Garlick said a witness to the fight identified McCallum through a lineup. Police arrested McCallum on Tuesday on felony charges of second-degree assault.

McCallum was released Tuesday on a $15,000 bond, according to an state court records available online. His court date is scheduled for July 11.

Staff writer Madasyn Czebiniak: 256-235-3546. On Twitter @MCzebiniak_Star.

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