An Abingdon man has been charged with first-degree assault in a confrontation in which he is accused of pointing a shotgun at his neighbor.
Both men lived at the Ten Oaks Motel at 3927 Pulaski Highway, according to Harford County Sheriff's Office spokesman Eddie Hopkins.
Deputies were called to the motel at 10 p.m. on Monday after a report that James Miller Dollarhide Jr., 47, pointed a shotgun at his 29-year-old neighbor, Hopkins said.
The neighbor told police that he had been collecting cans for money and was returning them after learning they belonged to Dollarhide, according to Hopkins.
Dollarhide answered the door with a shotgun, pointing it at the neighbor and walking toward him, police said.
The suspect then ran inside his room to retrieve a knife before chasing the other man back his room at the motel, where they exchanged words and Dollarhide walked away, according to Hopkins.
Deputies found a shotgun inside Dollarhide's motel room and Dollarhide standing outside, Hopkins said.
Dollarhide was charged with first-degree assault, assault with a knife and assault with a dangerous weapon. He was being held at the Harford County Detention Center.