Every year, nearly 3000 children and teens die from gunfire, and nearly 14,000 are injured.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Children briefly held hostage by irate, armed grandfather in Oregon

Police arrived at the scene of a domestic disturbance in Coquille, Oregon, between a son and his father.  The 29-year old son , who was a felon and was armed, attacked the police before being captured, and the 59-year old father barricaded himself in his home with his ex-wife and his grandchildren and threatened to shoot the officers.  The grandchildren were eventually released, allowing police to storm the home.

From the article:
Upon arrival, Cortland M. Smith III, 29, of Coos Bay got aggressive toward one of the police vehicles and had to be taken into custody by force, the Coos County Sheriff's Office said.
His father, 59-year-old Cortland M. Smith Jr., of Coquille barricaded himself inside the house with his ex-wife and two grandchildren, the sheriff's office said. He threated to shoot law enforcement if they didn't leave, the sheriff's office said.
The children were released from the residence, allowing police to enter the home and take the elder Smith into custody.
Deputies lodged Smith Jr. at Coos County jail on charges of interfering with a police officer, resisting arrest and menacing.
Smith III was lodged at Coos County jail on charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm, interfering with a police officer, domestic harassment and criminal mischief III.

1 comment:

  1. I dated Smith3's wife and she is surrounded by this scenario. She is Bi-Polar, goes off her meds, and these kind of stories evolve. She committed perjury and had me thrown in jail only to (I) be released when she folded to the court's with the truth. Alleged Drugs and other nefarious item's are usually involved. This is written out of caution, don't play with this bunch.


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