THOMSON – Police say they arrested a well-armed Carroll County man after a standoff at his home that followed his threat to kill his girlfriend and their four children on Sunday.
No one was injured in the incident that ended when Shane R. Brown, 28, surrendered to sheriff's deputies after a standoff, police reported. Brown was being held Monday in the Carroll County Jail on $150,000 bond.
According to a news release from the Carroll County Sheriff's Department:
At 10:41 a.m. Sunday, police reponded to a report of an armed man at a home north of Thomson. By the time police arrived, the girlfriend had escaped with one child, but three children were still inside with Brown.
Brown surrendered after a standoff, police say.
Police said that when they entered the home, they found an AR-15-style rifle, a bolt-action rifle, and a revolver.
Police said Brown had punched his girlfriend, who is pregnant, in the head and had kicked a dog.
Brown was being held on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, possession of a stolen firearm, endangering the life/health of a child, aggravated battery, domestic battery, criminal damage to property, unlawful possession of methamphetamine, violation of FOID act, and cruel treatment of animals.
No one at the sheriff's department was available for comment Monday morning.