Sparta Stand Off Lasts A Few Minutes

A 22 year old Sparta man new the cops were looking for him Friday, so he

waited patiently for them to come to his house. Raymond Towne wasn't home the first time cops came a knockin'....but he was at home the second time....this time waiting for them with a shotgun handy.


Sparta Police saw Towne cock a shotgun inside his garage Friday night.


It took a while, but police finally coerced the man to come out of the garage without the gun. Traffic had to be blocked off from the area for 45 minutes as well.


Besides being arrested for the warrants, cops slapped charges of  endangering public safety, bail jumping and resisting arrest to the list of reasons why he is in jail today.

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