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Man Arrested After Police Standoff, Shot Fired
Updated September 20, 2016 2:29 PM | Filed under: Crime
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(NASHVILLE) - Indiana Conservation Officers defused a tense situation Monday night at Brown County State Park that resulted in the arrest of an Alabama man.

According to police, 77-year-old Larry Stearley of Gulf Shores, Alabama was arrested after he pointed a gun at officers who were attempting to check on his welfare.

Police were called to the park after Stearley's daughter called police after receiving disturbing texts from him.

According to a press release, when officers arrived, Stearley came to the cabin door and pointed a gun at the officers. One shot was fired by an officer as the officers left the porch and took cover in the woods.

Conservation officers maintained communications with Stearley while waiting for backup from Brown County Sheriff's Department and Nashville Police Department. At one point during their communications Stearley left the cabin and it was clear he no longer had the gun, officers took him into custody, the release said.

Stearley was transported to Columbus Regional Hospital for a medical evaluation.

The Brown County prosecutor's office will determine what charges will be filed against Stearley, including but not limited to pointing a firearm at a person and resisting arrest, the press release said.



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