Farmington man arrested after argument over $27

The Daily Times staff
Stanley Pearson

FARMINGTON — A Farmington man has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after he allegedly fired gun Thursday afternoon during a verbal argument with housemates over a $27 debt.

Stanley Pearson, 40, allegedly fired a single shot after an argument with two of the people who lived with him at a home in the 600 block of Glade Road in Farmington.

A neighbor called police shortly after 2:30 p.m. and reported she heard a handgun go off while she was searching for her cat outside her house, according to a probable cause statement.

According to court documents, Pearson was arguing with two people over $27 they claimed he owed them. He allegedly fired a handgun as they were walking away from the house.

Police found an empty nylon gun holster in Pearson's bedroom, according to court records.

A gunshot residue test on Pearson's hands did not come back positive, according to documents.

Stanley Pearson's wife, Marsalee Pearson, 38, was also arrested on an unrelated felony warrant.