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Man Claims to Have Enough Guns to 'Start a War' when Deputy Responds to Complaint about Speeding Vehicle

The incident occurred Monday, Aug. 27,

On Aug. 27, 2012, a deputy with the  was dispatched to Haynes Ridge subdivision in reference to a complaint about a speeding vehicle. 

The deputy located a truck matching the vehicle description on Relaxed Way and spoke with the residents, who said they had been home for several hours and had not been driving. The male resident, who was suspected of driving while intoxicated, asked which of his neighbors had complained. When the deputy refused to disclose the complainant's name, saying doing so would only cause more problems, the man said, "The neighbors don't want to [expletive deleted] with me. I have enough guns here to start a war." 

According to an incident report, the deputy then suggested it would be best if the man went to bed and left the residence. The deputy was preparing to leave the area but heard a gunshot residence before central communications advised of a shot fired and a domestic dispute at the man's address.

When the deputy returned to the area and was waiting for backup units to arrive, more gunshots sounded and central communications advised the female resident had locked the male resident outside. When the deputy saw the man holding a revolver in his hand he was ordered to drop the weapon. The man then put the muzzle of the gun to his head and walked toward the deputy challenging the deputy to shoot him. The female resident then grabbed the gun and stepped away.

The female was ordered to drop the weapon and both residents were told to get on the ground. After both complied, 31-year-old James Reed Gregory Fowler, was arrested and charged with criminal trespass, obstruction or hindering persons making emergency telephone call, simple assault (family violence), discharging a firearm while under influence of alcohol or drugs and discharge of firearms on or near public highway or street.

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