Clayton Man Arrested Following Overnight Search
A Clayton man was charged with menacing following an incident Tuesday night in which he allegedly pointed a gun at two people, resulting in an armed standoff with police.Jefferson County sheriff's deputies say 25 year old Steel Angus pointed the gun at a man and a woman with the woman's 3 year old child nearby. When police were called, he barricaded himself inside the building on State Route 180 in LaFargeville shown below. The incident happened outside the home at around 8:30 p.m., police say. He eventually fled the scene, prompting authorities to search for him overnight using a helicopter and tracking dogs. The officers, then along with the K-9 unit, were divided up into teams to search the area," said Undersheriff Paul Trudeau. He was apprehended around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday at a home a short distance from where it happened. Deputies say they didn't find the weapon and don't know what kind it was. Angus was charged with second degree menacing and endangering the welfare of a child. He was arraigned in Orleans town court and sent to county jail on $10,000 bail. Four men, all related to Angus, were arrested because they allegedly interfered while police investigated the first incident. Deputies say two became combative and were subdued with Tasers. Deputies say 41 year old Shawn Lawler allegedly tried to stop police from arresting Angus. He was charged with resisting arrest and second degree obstructing governmental administration. Deputies say 19 year old Mason Angus, 70 year old Frederick Angus, and 47 year old Frederick Angus Jr. allegedly tried to enter areas police had blocked off. The two elder Anguses allegedly tried to enter a building where the gunman was barricaded. They were each charged with second degree obstructing governmental administration. Mason Angus and Frederick Angus Jr. were also charged with resisting arrest. All four were released to appear in Orleans town court at a later date. Frederick Angus, Steel's father, spoke with 7 News. He said he was one of the two who were tasered. "I was like, just let me go upstairs and bring him out. He'll come out for me. And I guess in their eyes I was interfering, and in my eyes I was trying to help," said Frederick. He said the motive for the standoff may have had to do with the woman Steel allegedly pointed the gun at because she was an ex-girlfriend.