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Christian Ball

Manchester, Tenn., officials say a 21-year-old city firefighter is suspended without pay after he allegedly dry-fired a pistol at his and his wife's girlfriend during an argument between the three.

The suspended firefighter, Christian Ball, was charged Jan. 25 with aggravated assault in the incident on Old Manchester Highway when he reportedly got mad at both 22-year-old women and then dry-fired a .40-caliber Glock pistol at the car belonging to the couple's girlfriend after spitting in her face and threatening her, according to Coffee County Sheriff's Office Detective Jason Dendy.

Authorities did not release the women's names.

Dendy said the three were romantically involved.

Ball is free on $25,000 bond and faces a court date Feb. 13.

Manchester Mayor Lonnie Norman said Ball will remain suspended from his job at least until he appears in court.

Contact staff writer Ben Benton at bbenton@timesfreepress.com or twitter.com/BenBenton or www.facebook.com/ben.benton1 or 423-757-6569.

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