Man facing charge of criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon

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MONTGOMERY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – A Daviess County man is facing charges after authorities say he threatened to harm himself and family members at his residence.

Authorities were dispatched to a home on N County Road 900 East in Montgomery Tuesday evening.

A female who called 911 told authorities that the man was armed with a rifle and that she heard him fire a shot.

When officers arrived, they closed a small section of the road and had some nearby families evacuate as ap precaution.

The suspect was identified as 53-year-old John Zehr. Police called in a negotiator to assist and Zehr agreed to exit the residence.

The Davies County Sheriff’s Office SRU team arrested Zehr without incident.

No one was hurt.

Zehr is facing a charge of Criminal Recklessness with a Deadly Weapon. The investigation is ongoing.

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