A Slidell-area man has been arrested after he fired upon a St. Tammany Sheriff’s lieutenant who was patrolling Wednesday morning.
Gerald Maxey was taken into custody without incident or injury shortly before 3:30 p.m. Wednesday following a more than eight-hour standoff at his residence on John Drive in the River Gardens neighborhood. Maxey barricade himself in his home shortly after 7 a.m. Wednesday after he fired on a STPSO lieutenant who was in the neighborhood following an incident which occurred Sunday morning involving Maxey. Shortly after 11 a.m. Sunday, deputies were dispatched to the River Gardens neighborhood in reference to Maxey’s pigs running lose. When deputies attempted to speak with Maxey concerning the swine, he became belligerent and threatened deputies, ultimately resulting in a warrant being issued for Maxey’s arrest.
The lieutenant was in the River Gardens neighborhood Wednesday morning evaluating the area to once again attempt to locate the pigs and to determine the best location to set traps when Maxey fired upon him. The lieutenant’s vehicle was struck, but the lieutenant was not injured. Maxey will be booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on multiple charges.