Pulaski County Deputies had to use non-lethal means to take a suspect into custody Saturday morning, after the suspect fired multiple rounds from a rifle.
A man brandishing a rifle was tased by Pulaski County Sheriff’s Deputies Saturday morning, after shooting multiple shots at a residence where a woman and children were present.
According to a press release from Pulaski County Sheriff Jimmy Bench, deputies were sent to a residence in the 10,000 block of MM Highway for a well-being check because the male subject had threatened to shoot himself and first responders before the deputies arrived.
Bench reported that the man met the deputies at the door with a rifle and “pointed the rifle at the deputies.”
“A struggle ensued with one shot fired from the suspect’s weapon. A second deputy arrived on scene and the suspect pointed the rifle at him,” The press release stated.
The male subject was tased by the second deputy, the rifle was confiscated as evidence, and the “subject was taken into custody without injuries.”
Bench reported that the detectives learned “that the suspect had fired numerous rounds before deputies arrived on scene” and that a woman and “several small children were in the residence,” possibly in danger.
The man was arrested and taken to the Pulaski County Jail for a 24 hour hold, pending charges. Bench reported that his department has sent a probable cause statement to the Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office requesting charges for “unlawful use of a weapon, two charges for an assault on (a) law enforcement officer, endangering the welfare of a child, felon in possession of a firearm and armed criminal action.”
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