Standoff between police, subject results in charges

A standoff between the police and a distraught individual ended when the subject was taken into custody, according to a report from the Troy Police Department.

Police Chief Jeff Taylor said that Scott Gerald Pratt, 45, is facing four felony counts including two for assault on police officers, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon. He was taken to the Lincoln County Jail where he was being held on a $100,000 cash only bond.

According to the probable cause statement, officers were dispatched on April 17 to the 1000 block of Magnolia in Troy. While enroute, the officers were advised there was a suicidal subject identified as Pratt, at the residence armed with a shotgun.

Upon arrival and after staging, Offices Tyler Holton and Ryan Brown went to secure the rear of the residence. As officers were establishing their observation points, the suspect fired approximately three shots  out the back bedroom window in heir direction. Officer Holton returned fire  and both officers went prone to the ground.

Pratt was ordered to  surrender but failed to comply. He requested the officers contact his brother  and indicated he would harm himself if these demands were not meet. The brother responded to the scene. At the urging of his brother, Pratt exited the residence with his hands in the air. He complied with other orders. A search of the interior where a Mossberg shotgun was found.

Pratt has felony convictions  for assault, burglary, felony stealing armed criminal action and resisting arrest in St. Charles County and Lincoln County dating back to 1989 through 2012.

Those arrested and charged with a crime are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


Posted on Friday, April 19, 2013 at 10:20 am