Greene County HostageSituation Leads to Arrest of Solsberry Man

A Thursday evening hostage situation in eastern Greene County ended with one man in jail. 
          According to the report in the Greene County Daily World, the Greene County Sheriff’s Department responded to a domestic dispute east of Solsberry around 8:30 p.m.  When officers arrived they found 53 year old Jerry Joe Deckard of Solsberry armed and holding a woman in the house.    Reportedly, Deckard had fired a shotgun prior to the officers arriving on the scene.  After officers arrived, Deckard released his hostage but remained in the house.    When negotiation with Deckard
began to break down around 10:00 p.m. officers entered the house, subdued Deckard with a tazer, and took him into custody.   
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Topics : Law_Crime
Location : Greene County
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