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Rural Salem Man Arrested After Allegedly Threatening to Kill Family

July 24, 2017

Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies say a 31-year-old rural Salem man peacefully turned himself in Sunday morning after locking himself in a bedroom of his home with his one-year-old son after allegedly threatening to kill his family.

Deputies say Alexander Carroll of the Cross Road ran into the bedroom after briefly talking to deputies who went to the home to question him about threats he had allegedly made to kill himself as well as his wife and children. He was arrested and taken to the Marion County Jail for felony aggravated assault and domestic battery.

Deputies had responded after Carroll’s wife called 911 to report her husband had a gun and had made the threats. It is believed he fired a shot outside the home before deputies arrived.

Carroll’s wife and two other kids were ushered out of the house after Alexander locked himself in the bedroom. He allegedly refused to give up his young son, but about an hour fifteen minutes later deputies convinced him to come outside where he was taken into custody unarmed and without incident. The one year old was found unharmed in the bedroom and returned to his mother.

Deputies say they later located the gun. They report Alexander was highly intoxicated when taken into custody.

The assault count was elevated to felony aggravated assault due to the gun. The domestic battery incident reportedly occurred before deputies were called to the home just after five Sunday morning.

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