Camden-Wyoming man charged in police standoff

By Associated Press 1:59pm, October 9, 2012
A Camden-Wyoming man is facing several charges after barricading himself in his home last week, leading to a standoff with police.

State Police say John Deane was taken into custody Monday after being released from a hospital where he was treated for self-inflicted wounds sustained during last Wednesday's incident. He is charged with reckless endangering, terrorist threatening, assault and other offenses.

Troopers went to Deane's home in response to a reported domestic assault. Authorities say Deane had assaulted his girlfriend and threatened to kill her. The woman escaped from the home and when troopers arrived, Deane allegedly shot a pellet gun in their direction.

Deane remained barricaded inside the house for more than eight hours before police forced their way in and took him into custody.

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