ST. CHARLES, MO. (KTVI) – St. Charles police took one person into custody after they were held at bay for more than 9 hours. Police identified the man as 53-year-old Ronald Hedge.
He was taken into custody in the 27-hundred block of McClay Rd just before 7:30pm on Thanksgiving.
Police were called at 9:20am when the man’s relatives indicated that a domestic dispute had escalated.
When police arrived, the man’s relatives were outside the home and told police the man was inside with a number of hunting rifles.
According to Lt. David Senter, negotiations were launched as investigators learned that Hedge had an open warrant for assaulting a police officer in Lincoln County.
After talks broke off, police made several attempts to re-connect with Hedge and eventually tried using tear gas to force him out of the home.
After several more attempts to communicate with Hedge failed, police entered the home at 7:20pm.
Lt. Senter says Hedge was hiding in a basement storage space in an effort to avoid the effects of the tear gas.
Hedge was taken to an area hospital where he was treated for minor injuries suffered while police say he resisted arrest.