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Guilty plea in police standoff

A Vernon man who held police at bay during an 11-hour standoff at a Pleasant Valley Road home Feb. 7 and 8 has pleaded guilty to two counts of uttering threats.

William Michael Arnold, 41, entered the pleas in Vernon court. He’ll return to court March 28.

A domestic disturbance started at 6 p.m. Feb. 7 in the 7800 block of Pleasant Valley Road where three people were inside a home.

A man and a woman left the house voluntarily but a male suspect remained inside.

Police made contact with the man and police reported he repeatedly stated he had knives and would stab police if they entered the home.

The man was taken into custody without incident shortly before 5 a.m. on Feb. 8.

 

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