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Salina Man Arrested Following Brief Standoff

KSAL Staff - May 14, 2013 11:17 am

A Salina man is arrested after pointing a shotgun at a Saline County Sheriff’s Deputy.

According to Sheriff Glen Kochanowski, deputies were called to a home at 4999 E. Old Highway 40 in New Cambria at 8pm Monday night after an argument escalated inside the house.

Sheriff Kochanowki tells KSAL News that the first deputy on scene was interviewing the suspect’s father outside – when 20-year-old Andrew J. Smith, 411 S. 10th St., walked out and pointed a 20-gauge shotgun at the officer.

The deputy pulled out his weapon and after a short standoff was able to convince Smith to lay his gun down.

A second deputy arrived prompting Smith to run into an open field where he was tased. Deputies say Smith tried to punch the arresting officer and was tased again.

Smith is now facing charges that include aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer with a deadly weapon and battery.

The Sheriff’s Office says the incident was sparked by an argument over a movie the father did not want a younger sibling in the house to watch with Smith.

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