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MARION — A Marion man faces multiple charges after threatening to kill two women with a pellet gun and engaging in a standoff with police while he was hiding Sunday in an abandoned trailer in Marion, police said.
Buddy Leon Roy Reynolds, 33, faces three counts of assault on persons of certain occupations with a dangerous weapon, two counts of assault while displaying a dangerous weapon and one count of interference with official acts.
According to the criminal complaint, two women told Marion police that Reynolds pointed a CO2 pellet gun at them and threatened to kill them. The incident occurred at 400-112 Lindale Dr. in Marion, according to the complaint.
Marion police said the assault stemmed from an argument over personal belongings.
Reynolds fled the area and was later found by police hiding in an abandoned trailer at 5305 North Park Place.
Police said a standoff ensued, during which Reynolds claimed he was armed with an AK-47 and a sawed-off shotgun. The complaint states Reynolds pointed his pellet gun at several officers, challenging them to shoot him.
According to the criminal complaint, officers used stun guns to subdue Reynolds and take him into custody, as he continued to threaten to assault and kill officers.
Marion police said Reynolds suffered a head laceration from hitting the ground after he was stunned. He was taken to a hospital for treatment before being booked into Linn County Jail.
Requests for information regarding the duration of the standoff, whether SWAT was deployed and what methods were used to end the standoff went unanswered.
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