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Police: Man Asked Wife to Drop Charges from Holding Gun to Her Head

The man now faces tampering with a witness and violating a protection order charges in addition to assault and armed criminal action.

A Ballwin man faces more criminal charges after police said he had a friend read a letter to his wife Aug. 1, urging her to drop assault charges against him.

The man previously was charged with holding a gun to his wife’s head July 2 and threatening to kill her.

Edward Young, 55, of the 500 block of Golfwood Drive in , was charged Aug. 4 with tampering with a witness and violating a protection order for his wife.

also said in a report that Young sent a text message to his wife, violating the protection order.

Young also was charged July 3 with first-degree domestic assault and armed criminal action.

Bond on the tampering and violating a protection order was set at $100,000, cash only.

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