Caldwell man charged with 4 felonies after pointing revolver at 2 officers

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Darrell Dean Clark, 53, of Caldwell, has been charged with four felonies and a misdemeanor for pointing a loaded .22 caliber nickel-plated Liberty six-shot revolver at two Caldwell Police officers earlier in June.The Sumner County Attorney’s office has charged Clark with:•two counts of aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer, a level 6 felony;•one count of criminal discharge of a firearm, a level 7 felony;•criminal threat, a level 9 felony;•and disorderly conduct, a Class C misdemeanor.Clark is accused on June 12 of pointing a gun at an officer at 508 N. Young Street in Caldwell, forcing two officers to conceal themselves behind a wall and counter and threatening to commit violence against them.According to the district court complaint, at about 12:20 p.m. on a Friday, the dispatcher advised officers that a suspect was breaking and throwing things around. Upon arrival, the wife said her husband was in the house and in a rage and tearing the house apart.The officer took out a taser X26 and entered the residence. Clark allegedly was in the bedroom cursing and throwing things. The rest of the family was evacuated, the report said.The officer said the room was dark and he turned on the flashlight. Clark was allegedly sitting on the side of the bed. Allegedly Clark told the officer that he had been off his medication for a few days but would be fine soon. Clark then allegedly raised a revolver and pointed it at the officer with his finger inside the trigger guard.The officer allegedly said “Darrell put that down, you know you can’t do that,” and then threw down the taser and backed away from the bedroom door. He assumed concealment behind the corner of a wall in an adjacent room, allegedly.“I notified the dispatcher that the subject was armed with a revolver,” the officer said in the report.The officer then heard a gun shot coming from the bedroom and notified the dispatcher that a shot was fired, who then in turn dispatched two Sumner County Sheriff Deputies.After a short time, the officer allegedly asked, “Darrell are you okay?Clark then allegedly yelled for the officer to get out or he will kill all of them.Another Caldwell officer arrived and was briefed on the situation. The second officer said he would communicate with Clark, according to the report. The second officer concealed himself on the left side of the room in a kneeling position and was using a counter at the left side of the room for partial concealment.“We both had our weapons pointed at the bedroom door, when Mr. Clark suddenly exited the bedroom door with his right hand lowered by his right thigh,” the first officer said in the report. “We both asked Mr. Clark if he had a weapons (sic) and he raised his right hand up and pointed the same nickel plated revolver in Officer _______ direction.Clark allegedly had the revolver in the palm of his right hand but did not have a finger inside the trigger guard.“We both ordered him to drop the weapon,” the first officer said in the report. “Mr. Clark then returned inside the bedroom and slammed the door.”The two officers then backed out of the house and briefed the deputies. They returned inside the back of the house, allegedly with weapons pointed at Clark who still had the revolver in the palm of his right hand by his right thigh.He was ordered several times to put the gun down, and eventually, Clark dropped the gun at the bottom of nearby steps.After handcuffing Clark and placing him in the police car, the second officer checked the gun and found out the .22 caliber revolver was loaded with six cartridges and one was spent, the report said.Clark was then transported to Sumner County Jail in Wellington. He was placed on $50,000 bond. He is no longer in custody at the jail.Follow us on Twitter.last_img

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