Hartford Gunman

In Hartford, police believe they may have averted a possible tragedy.

Authorities arrested Johnny Ward, Jr. after he allegedly waved a gun and threatened a group of juveniles.

The 20-year-old Second Avenue resident reportedly pulled out the pistol to scare the youngsters who range in age from eleven to seventeen years old.

Ward is charged with menacing, receiving stolen property and possession of a firearm without a permit.

A Hartford investigator says it's very fortunate that the weapon didn't discharge.

Ward has been booked into the Geneva County Jail.