Welsh police officers were able to disarm a man who pointed a gun at them Sunday evening, Welsh Police Chief Marcus Crochet said.

Taylor Myers, 26, of Welsh, is charged with simple battery and aggravated assault on a police officer with a firearm.

Welsh police received a call that Myers was drunk and in a verbal argument with his father, Crochet said. Myers began throwing things off the porch before making physical contact with the complainant.

When officers arrived, Myers was inside the house. When officers gained entry, Myers confronted them with a shotgun pointed at the officers. The officers were able to disarm Myers without incident.