Escanaba man facing felony charges following overnight standoff with police

ESCANABA, Mich. (WLUC) - UPDATE: David Tebear, 54, was arraigned in Delta County District Court.

He has two files open. On the first file, he's charged with malicious destruction of a building $1,000 or more but less than $20,000.

On the second file, Tebear is charged with felonious assault with a dangerous weapon, weapons- felony firearm pneumatic gun, two counts of police officer-assaulting/resisting/obstructing, and carrying a dangerous weapon with unlawful intent.

His bond was set at 10 percent of $10,000 on his first file and $100,000 cash or surety for his second filing.

A probable cause conference is scheduled for April 4.

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An overnight standoff in Escanaba ended Wednesday morning with one man in custody.

Escanaba Public Safety says around 10:50 p.m. Tuesday, officers were investigating a report of damage to property at 1531 Sheridan Road. One hour later, at 11:50 p.m., a 54-year-old man from Escanaba pointed a handgun at officers.

The man retreated back into his apartment and barricaded himself inside. Officers established a perimeter, evacuated other tenants within the building, and closed down Sheridan Road to traffic.

The Michigan State Police Emergency Response Team was requested for assistance. Once on scene, communication was established with the suspect.

Investigators say the man was apprehended without incident at approximately 5:40 a.m. Wednesday and is facing felonious assault and felony firearm charges.

The man’s name is being withheld pending his arraignment in Delta County District Court.

The investigation remains ongoing, and no further information is being released at this time.

The Michigan Police Gladstone Post, the MSP Emergency Response Team, Delta County Sheriff's Office, Rampart EMS, Delta County Central Dispatch and the Delta County Prosecutor’s office all assisted with the incident.

TV6, FOX UP and UpperMichigansSource.com will continue to follow this developing story.



 
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