Barricaded gunman arrested after domestic dispute in Lapeer County, La
After a domestic dispute over hex gun, october 22nd, an unidentified 42-year-old man from Lapeer County was charged and arraigned on multiple felony counts.
William Jones, 42, of North Branch Township was arraigned on one count of felonious assault with a dangerous weapon, felony firearm, and resisting and obstructing .
Lapeer County 911 dispatched La Peer county Sheriffs deputies and troopers from the Michigan State Police LaPeer Post shortly before 8:30 p.m. According to a Lapeer County Sheriffs Office news release, Jones was invited to Jones residence on Martus Road in La Peer Township on Monday, Oct. 11th.
Jones allegedly grabbed and fired a shotgun in threatening manner and threw it at up to eight people in the residence. Multiple people fled the residence after seeing the gun, police said.
Jones and two other people remained in the house while 911 calls reported the gun being discharged three times, police said. Both of the residents inside were able to leave the house unharmed.
Jones was able to contact Jones on a phone once he left the home.
He left the residence shortly before 9:30 p.m. and retreated by foot into a wooded area near the house, police said.
Lapeer County Sheriffs canine handlers were on scene and aviation assistance was requested.
Deputies and canine handlers entered the wooded area and found Jones in a tree stand 30 feet above the ground, according to police.
He complied with a request to return to the ground and, after undergoing scuffles, was taken into custody without incident around 9:45 p.m.
Jones was held in the Lapeer County Jail. He was issued $20,000 cash/surety bond.
His next court appearance is scheduled for Oct. 22.
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