Standoff with armed man ends peacefully

GRAHAM COUNTY — A short standoff between Graham County Sheriff’s deputies and a war veteran apparently suffering from PTSD ended peacefully but with the veteran booked into jail.

Deputies were dispatched to the 3100 block of Runcorn Lane on Friday, Sept. 16, when a mother said her son was threatening to kill his family. She also said the man claimed that officers would never take him alive, and that he had a number of weapons in his possession.

Deputies found the man in his car and ordered him to exit the vehicle, but the man did not immediately respond. Eventually, he exited and deputies were able to peacefully place him into custody.

There were six firearms located in the vehicle, most with live rounds chambered, including one in the passenger-side visor.

The man said he never threatened anyone, and that he was just driving to the pharmacy for his medication. However, the mother and his brother informed deputies he had a pending case of threatening against him in Texas when the man threatened his ex-wife and his brother. The mother said her son would be calm until he heard his ex-wife’s name, and then start acting erratically and threatening.

The man was booked into Graham County Jail on charges of disorderly conduct-domestic violence, and threatening and intimidating-domestic violence.

The man agreed to meet with a counselor at the jail.