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Adams County man charged after waving gun at officers

Jerry Brown Jr. Photo courtesy of ASCO

On Wednesday, Adams County deputies responded to a report of a home fire, and it led to the arrest of the resident.

When deputies arrived at 4 N. Swain Court, the trailer home was fully engulfed in flames and the resident, 33-year-old Jerry Brown, Jr., was walking around outside of the house waving a handgun.

When Brown was ordered to drop the weapon, he responded by saying that deputies would have to “kill him before he put it down.”

A news release also noted that Brown made several references to “going to be with his dead brother” and that he “knew he could not be with his brother if he killed himself.”

Deputies were eventually able to get close enough to Brown to use a stun gun, and he was subdued and arrested. The gun was retrieved and found to have been empty with no magazine or bullets.

After Brown was escorted from the scene, the Natchez Fire Department was able to put out the blaze. Brown was then booked into the Adams County Jail on charges of Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer and Possession of a Weapon by a Convicted Felon.

After the incident, Sheriff Travis Patten said that the officers were able to properly control the situation.

“Deputies chose to save a life rather than taking one and [were] able to keep themselves and everyone else safe in the process,” Patten said.

Brown is being held without bond pending his arraignment.

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