Danby man jailed after police standoff
A Danby man was jailed for lack of $100,000 bail Saturday afternoon after police converged on a residence on Old Otis Road where police said the man had a rifle, fought with a woman inside the home, then had a standoff with police.
The incident occurred Saturday at 4 p.m. when police say Josh Blair, 26, had placed a female victim in fear of being injured after he allegedly flipped her onto the couch and held her down with a mop handle.
The woman told police she thought Blair was going to shoot her.
A 911 caller previously told police Blair had a rifle.
Blair was eventually taken into custody by the Vermont State Police Tactical Services Unit and were assisted by the Rutland County Sheriff’s Office, Danby Volunteer Fire Department and Manchester Rescue Squad.
Blair was charged with first-degree domestic assault and second-degree unlawful restraint and sent to Rutland jail.
Blair is expected in court today.