Tribune staff reports
A Butlerville man sustained non-life threatening injuries after exchanging fire with police in an incident Saturday that led to a standoff of more than 16 hours, police report.
The incident that led to the arrest of Charles L. Mays began after at least one shot was fired inside a home in the 5700 block of North County Road 750E in Butlerville in eastern Jennings County, said Sgt. Stephen Wheeles of the Indiana State Police.
That incident was reported at about 3:30 a.m. Saturday by a woman who was able to leave the residence and go to a nearby residence for help, Wheeles said.
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State troopers and officers with the Jennings County Sheriff’s Department responding to the report were fired at by a male who came outside the home, Wheeles said.
Multiple officers with the two police agencies returned fire against Mays, who retreated back into the home and refused to surrender, Wheeles said.
Additional officers arrived at the scene, including Indiana State Police negotiators and the Indiana State Police Emergency Response Team.
Police maintained contact with Mays throughout the day, but he didn’t leave the home and surrender to police until 7:45 p.m., Wheeles said.
Mays was given medical attention at the scene for injuries he sustained during the incident.
He was then transported to St. Vincent Jennings Hospital in North Vernon for further treatment of injuries, which are believed to be non-life threatening, Wheeles said.
Following treatment, police plan to take Mays to the Jennings County Jail, where he faces preliminary charges of attempted murder, intimidation with a deadly weapon, criminal recklessness, and battery.
With the ongoing investigation, the names of the officers involved in the shooting were not being released as of late Saturday night, Wheeles said.
Other agencies assisting with the investigation include the Jennings County Prosecutor’s Office, Jennings County EMS and the American Red Cross.