Two Western Massachusetts men were arrested Tuesday night in Great Barrington after allegedly firing a gun in the parking lot at Lake Mansfield and later displaying a gun in a nearby convenience store, police said.
Austin Whitney, 22, of Great Barrington and Nathan Bona, 20, of Southfield, were charged with multiple counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, Great Barrington police said in a statement.
Additionally, Bona was charged with making a threat to commit a crime and operating under the influence of liquor, according to police.
They are scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in Southern Berkshire District Court.
The men are accused in separate gun incidents that unfolded late Tuesday night.
At 10 p.m., police responded to a report at Lake Mansfield, a popular recreational spot in Great Barrington. After arriving, police learned that two men in a pickup truck had fired a handgun several times, striking a storage shed, the statement said.
Moments later, police received a call from Cumberland Farms on Main Street, reporting that two men in a pickup truck were causing a disturbance.
The store clerk confronted the pair, after which one of them lifted his shirt, and “displayed a firearm tucked into his wasitband,” before the pair drove away in the truck, according to police.
Police quickly located the truck. Bona and Whitney were arrested after a traffic stop.
A search warrant was obtained and the firearm in question was found in the truck, police said.Jake Johnson can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.