Grenada man faces weapons, domestic violence charges

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 domestic dispute, then a second call reported that Dunn had a gun and was threatening to shoot himself and any arriving officers, a sheriff's department news release said.

Deputies spent several hours outside the home until they discovered that Dunn was not inside, sheriff's department spokeswoman Susan Gravenkamp said in the release.

Over the course of last week, deputies spoke with Dunn on the telephone several times to discuss options for him to turn himself in. However, he didn't surrender, 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 at first did not respond when the deputies used a public-address system to call him out of the house.

Just before 4 p.m., about two hours after the sergeant spotted the car, Dunn came out of the house and was taken into custody without further incident, officials said.

Dunn, a convicted felon, is not allowed to possess a firearm and faces additional weapons charges after authorities found a .22-caliber rifle at the home on July 20. Dunn was alone in the house at the time of his arrest, officials said.

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