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Suspect in custody after homeowner held him at gunpoint

February 16, 2018

VALLES MINES, Mo. (AP) — A man suspected of shooting at a suburban St. Louis sheriff’s deputy is in custody and facing charges after being held at gunpoint by a homeowner who found him hiding in a shed.

Jefferson County prosecutors on Friday filed multiple charges against 27-year-old Jacob Wray. He is jailed on $750,000 cash-only bond.

Jefferson County Sheriff Dave Marshak says a deputy responded Thursday to a report of a suspicious person in the Valles Mines area. When the deputy arrived, he yelled to a man who began shooting at the deputy with a handgun.

The deputy was not injured. The man ran into a wooded area, prompting a lengthy search.

On Friday morning, a homeowner found the suspect hiding in a shed and held him at gunpoint until deputies arrived.

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