Three agencies work together to peacefully resolve stand-off with armed man

by | July 30, 2019 10:17 pm

According to Chief Deputy Rocky Davis, a stand-off with an armed man has ended peacefully.

On Tuesday, July 30, at approximately 6:30 p.m., the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office, Adrian Police Department, and Johnson County Sheriff’s Office were called to an address on Green Street in Adrian in reference to a man threatening to harm himself and others with a high powered rifle, with a shot having been fired. Upon arrival, officers encountered the man at the driveway of the residence holding an AR-15 rifle. Officers immediately began attempts to de-escalate the situation by speaking with the man and asking that he drop the weapon. This went on for several minutes with the man still refusing to comply with the requests of deputies.

After some time, a taser was used to bring the man under control. Officers then removed the weapon and placed the man under arrest without further incident.

The man, identified as Jack Fleming, 56, was transported to the Emanuel County Jail where he is currently being held without bond on the felony charges of aggravated assault and terroristic threats and acts.

Sheriff Stephens commends the officers involved in this incident for their bravery and peaceful resolution to the ordeal and also wished to express his appreciation to Emanuel and Johnson County EMS for staging near the scene to ensure a quick response to anyone who may have been injured.

This investigation is ongoing by the Emanuel County Sheriff’s Office and Adrian Police Department.

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