Shots fired at police: southern Indiana standoff ends with arrest
The man facing charges for shooting at a Crawford County Sheriff's deputy.
MARENGO, Ind. (WDRB) -- A southern Indiana man is facing charges for allegedly shooting at police.
Indiana State Police say 64-year-old Bruce Byerly was arrested following a five-hour stand-off with officers. Just before 1 a.m., Crawford County Sheriff's Deputy was called to a home on Depot Hill Road in Marengo on a report of shots fired.
A deputy arrived at the home and was met with shotgun fire that hit a tree he was using for cover. Byerly fired the shotgun from inside his home and his vehicle and then refused to come out.
Indiana State Police, the ISP SWAT units and Hostage Crisis Negotiators spent four hours trying to talk Byerly out of his home. He finally surrendered peacefully just before 6 a.m. and was taken into custody.
Byerly is facing a charge of criminal recklessness with a firearm.
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