Police jail man after standoff

A Grenada man was arrested Sunday on domestic violence and weapons charges after an altercation last week, the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Department said.

James Michael Dunn, 34, was booked into Siskiyou County Jail on charges of inflicting corporal injury on his spouse or cohabitant and being a felon in possession of a firearm. His bail was set at $50,000. The charges stem from a fight at a Grenada residence on July 20. A 9-1-1 caller reported the dispute, then, in another call, reported that Dunn had a gun and was threatening to shoot himself and any arriving officers, a sheriff's department news release said today.

Deputies spent several hours outside the home until they discovered that Dunn was not inside.

Over the course of last week, deputies spoke with Dunn on the telephone several times to discuss his turning himself in. However, he didn't, officials said. A sheriff's sergeant on patrol Sunday afternoon saw Dunn's car parked at the Grenada home again. Dunn initially refused to answer knocks at the door and initially did not respond when the deputies used a public address system to call him out of the house.

At 3:54 p.m., nearly two hours after the sergeant spotted the car, Dunn came out of the house and was taken into custody without further incident.

Dunn, a convicted felon, is not allowed to possess a firearm and is facing additional charges as the result of his being in possession of a .22-caliber rifle that was found at the home on July 20.

Dunn was alone in the house at the time of his arrest.

— Anita Burke

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