A Continental man has been booked on three charges after allegedly refusing officers’ orders to leave a Bryan residence very early Tuesday morning while brandishing a weapon.
Authorities said the suspect, Mark R. Deel, 39, was at a residence in the 800 block of Haver Drive when the home’s owner called Bryan police and asked to have Deel removed around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday.
According to court documents, Deel is alleged by police to have held a box cutter knife in an aggressive manner toward officers and failed to comply with orders, resulting in a stun gun deployment to subdue him.
A Bryan police records official indicated Deel had also barricaded himself in a room of the home at some point during the encounter.
Through the course of the incident, Deel is also alleged to have caused damage to drywall in the residence under a toilet, and cuts to doors into both a bedroom and closet, according to court documents.
No officers were hurt in the incident, Bryan Police Chief Chris Chapa said.
Deel was checked for injuries at a local medical facility and was then taken to the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio, Chapa said.
Deel faces charges of felony resisting arrest, misdemeanor trespassing and misdemeanor criminal damaging, all to be heard in Bryan Municipal Court. He is scheduled for arraignment at 9 a.m. today.
Deel was already being sought in Putnam County in connection with an Ohio Adult Parole Authority order and for a parole violation charge in the Defiance County Court of Common Pleas.
Additional details were not immediately available from law enforcement, due to the matter being an ongoing investigation.
Bryan police, Williams County Sheriff’s Office deputies and the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team responded to the scene, according to a Bryan police records official.
Deel has previously been found guilty of possession of crack cocaine in the Williams County Court of Common Pleas in 2000; misdemeanor assault in Bryan Municipal Court in 2001; felony trafficking in marijuana and misdemeanor attempted vandalism in Williams County Court of Common Pleas in 2004; as well as felony possession of crack cocaine in 2008.