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Man arrested for firing pistol near restaurant

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Jefferson County Sheriff's department says a man was arrested after firing a pistol near a Pinson restaurant.

Deputies say the suspect, 21 year old Wynston Ellis of Center Point, had been at the Waffle House in Pinson arguing with his ex-girlfriend in the parking lot. Deputies say during the argument, he slapped her in the face. Deputies say a male employee went outside to ask Ellis to leave the property. That's when deputies say Ellis pointed a pistol at him and fired one shot. The bullet missed the employee. Deputies say Ellis got in the car with another man and woman, and they left the parking lot. As they were driving away, deputies say Ellis fired one more shot into the air.

A description of the vehicle was broadcast to other responding units, who were able to stop the car on Center Point Road at Westchester Drive. Ellis was found to be a passenger in the car. A handgun was also in the car, according to deputies.

Ellis was arrested and charged with carrying a pistol without a license, public intoxication, and two counts of domestic violence 3rd degree. He is currently in the Jefferson County Jail with bond set at $18,500. The case remains under investigation. Attempted murder and menacing charges are being screened.

The others in the car were not charged, according to deputies.

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