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Suspect points gun at deputies

Vidalia — A Vidalia man was arrested Saturday after he pointed a shotgun at two Concordia Parish law enforcement officials responding to a call of disturbing the peace.

Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies and Vidalia Police Department officers responded to the call at 1:30 a.m. Saturday at McJunkin Lane.

When the officials arrived at the house, Robert Reeves IV, 37, was sitting on the porch with a shotgun in his lap.

“The officers told him to put the gun down several times and he would not cooperate,” CPSO public information officer Vernon Stevens said. “The officers called for backup, and as they were approaching the residence, Reeves pointed the shotgun at the officers.

“Reeves went back into the house, and the officers called the (Special Response Team) to come extract Reeves from the house.”

Reeves came out of the house without the shotgun while the officers were waiting for the SRT team, Stevens said, but still would not comply with the officer’s requests.

“They repeatedly told him to put his hands up and get on the ground, but he refused to comply,” Stevens said. “He made a sudden motion with his hands, and one of the officers deployed his Tazer to subdue Reeves.”

Reeves, 225 McJunkin Lane, was booked on three counts of resisting an officer by force or violence and two counts of aggravated assault on an officer.

Reeves was taken to Concordia Correctional Facility for holding with no bond set.