Staunton man taken into custody after 8-hour standoff with police

Douglas Truslow, 57, of Staunton.
Douglas Truslow, 57, of Staunton.(Staunton Police Department)
Published: Oct. 24, 2020 at 10:28 AM EDT
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STAUNTON, Va. (WHSV) (UPDATE 10/26) — Staunton Police officials have released an update regarding a Staunton man who was taken into custody after an eight-hour standoff on Friday night into Saturday morning.

According to Katie Shifflett with Staunton Police, citizens obtained two additional warrants for brandishing a firearm against Truslow and obtained two protective orders for a total of three misdemeanors brandishing firearm charges, two protective orders and one felony charge for the threat.

(ORIGINAL STORY 10/24) — Staunton Police responded to the 2500 block of Bath St. around 7:15 p.m. Friday night. Witnesses reported a male armed with a gun threatened violence to a group of people on Miller St.

Upon police’s arrival, he had also threatened police officers with violence. With the assistance of the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office and Charlottesville Police Department, Douglas B. Truslow, 57, of Staunton was taken into custody without further incident at around 3:24 a.m. on Saturday.

No injuries were reported as a result of the incident. The Staunton Police Department would like to thank the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office and Charlottesville Police Department for their assistance in resolving this situation peacefully.

Truslow was charged with brandishing a firearm and communicating a written threat of death or bodily injury. He was released by the state magistrate on an unsecured bond.

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