Police Identify Man Involved In Armed Standoff
A five-hour armed standoff in the town of LeRay Thursday ended with the arrest of one man, but no injuries.
Jefferson County Sheriff's deputies say 33 year old Jason Love was charged with menacing a police officer, first degree reckless endangerment, second degree criminal possession of a weapon and unlawfully wearing a body vest.
The standoff started around 2:15 p.m. as a fight between Love and his wife at their home on Gould Corners Road.
When police arrived, they found Love barricaded inside the house, but his wife safely outside.
Police say Love was armed with a rife and was wearing tactical body armor.
At one point, Love came outside and pointed the rifle at police, then went back inside. Police say Love fired three or four rounds, but no one was hurt.
The standoff ended with Love's arrest around 7:15 p.m.
Love was arraigned on the charges and sent to county jail. He was released Friday after posting $15,000 bail.
Officials say he is a Fort Drum soldier who is on what's called terminal leave. That means he is using up accrued vacation time until he transitions out of the Army.
The chief warrant officer 2 served with 1st Brigade and did four combat tours.
He earned a Bronze Star for his service.
Friday, May 24, 2013, Watertown, NY
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