Once again brave local law enforcement are placed into a life and death situation with a felon in Vigo County.
On Oct. 8th at approximately 12:30am, Vigo County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of shots fired in North Terre Haute close to the little league ball field.
When deputies arrived they heard several gunshots, and a white male carrying a firearm.
He was later identified as 38 year old Brent Powers.
Deputies identified themselves and attempted to make contact with Powers. Powers then fled into a residence at 4100 E Markle Ave after being told several times to stop.
Powers barricaded himself inside. A perimeter was set up around the residence and the Prosecutor’s Office was contacted. Eventually a search warrant was issued and the Terre Haute Police Department Special Response team was called to assist.
At around 9:00 AM Powers surrendered to police.
He was arrested and is charged with the following:
1. Criminal Recklessness committed with a deadly weapon
2. Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Domestic Batterer
Power has a previous convictions stemming from an incident in 2010
1.CRIMINAL RECKLESSNESS- Use When Defendant Committed The Reckless Act While Armed With A Deadly Weapon
2.DOMESTIC BATTERY- Knowingly Or Intentionally Touches A Person Who Is Or Was The Spouse Of The Other
3.RESISTING LAW ENFORCEMENT- Forcibly Resists, Obstructs, Or Interferes W/Law Enforcement