A man was arrested Sunday after being accused of holding a gun to a woman’s head during an argument about money, authorities said.

The assault happened at a house on Hauna Lane in unincorporated Dickinson on Jan. 11, according to an affidavit obtained.

The woman’s father called deputies that day after she told him about the assault, according to the affidavit. The woman told a sheriff’s deputy that she and the man had been arguing about household finances, according to the affidavit.

During the argument, the man pushed the woman, spit in her face and held her throat, according the affidavit. The woman said the man then grabbed a handgun and held it to her forehead, according to the affidavit.

He did not fire, and the woman left the house, according to the affidavit. While she was leaving, the man chased after her and again threatened to shoot her if she did not stop, according to the affidavit. He counted down from three, but did not fire, according to the affidavit.

The woman reached a neighbor’s house and called her father, according to the affidavit.

Dillan Meredith, 23, of Kemah, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on Sunday. His bond was set at $40,000, according to court records. He was no longer in custody on Monday afternoon, according to Galveston County Jail records.

John Wayne Ferguson: 409-683-5226; john.ferguson@galvnews.com or on Twitter @johnwferguson.

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