Gunfire leads to Lee Co. standoff

Gunfire leads to Lee Co. standoff
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LEE CO., GA (WALB) - A man firing his gun in his yard led to a standoff with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office on Armena Road Thursday night.

Fenton Rush was identified as the subject of the standoff.

According to Lee County Sheriff Reggie Rachals, a neighbor called for deputies to report a man firing a gun in the 700 block of Armena Road around 7:30 p.m.

Rachals said when authorities arrived, the suspect went inside his home and refused to respond to deputies.

He was spotted inside the house just after 11 p.m., that’s when deputies entered the home and arrested the suspect, according to Rachals.

Rush was initially charged with simple assault and taken to the hospital for evaluation, according to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.

Rush was never officially booked into the Lee County Jail, the sheriff’s office said.

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