A five-hour standoff with police at a home in Marengo ended with an arrest.

Arrested was Bruce Douglas Byerly, 64, Marengo, IN. He was charged with Criminal Recklessness with a Firearm, Level 5 Felony

At 12:50 A.M. this morning, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department received a report of shots being fired inside and outside of the residence at 1328 North Depot Hill Road in Marengo. 

A Crawford County Sheriff’s Deputy arrived at the home and was met with shotgun rounds being fired directly at a tree he was using for cover. 

Byerly had fired shotgun rounds inside his home and at his own vehicle, and after firing at the deputy was refusing to come outside.
Troopers with the Indiana State Police, as well as ISP SWAT units and Hostage Crisis Negotiators arrived shortly after. 

For the next four hours, negotiators tried speaking with Byerly, asking him to come outside peacefully. 

At 5:48 A.M., Byerly walked out the front door and was taken into custody by SWAT officers.
Byerly was arrested on preliminary charges of Criminal Recklessness with a Firearm and was lodged in the Crawford County Jail. 

The case remains under investigation by Indiana State Police detectives.