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Owensboro man charged with 5 counts of wanton endangerment

Owensboro man charged with 5 counts of wanton endangerment

Bill Stephens

December 21st, 2015

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An Owensboro man was charged with several counts of wanton endangerment and other offenses after a brief stand-off with police over the weekend.

The Daviess County Sheriff’s Office reports deputies were called to the 3400 block of Old Mill Lane Saturday afternoon around 2:30 for a shots fired call. When deputies arrived they found 49 year old Brett Oost inside of the residence, but he refused verbal commands to come outside. After a 30 minute standoff, authorities say Oost went to the backdoor of the home and when he saw deputies he retreated back into the residence, but was ordered to stop at which point he reportedly was tased. The report says deputies found that Oost had fired five shots into his living room ceiling that exited the home’s roof.

Oost was taken to Owensboro Health Regional Hospital for treatment, and when he was released authorities say he began fighting with the deputy on the scene and hospital staff, at which time he was tased.

Oost was transported and lodged in the Daviess County Detention Center for five counts of first degree wanton endangerment, third degree assault of a police officer, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and criminal mischief.

Brett Oost

(Source: Daviess Co. Detention Center)

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