Suicidal man holds medics at gunpoint

Man aimed at gun at responders several times before law enforcement arrived


PUXICO, Mo. — A Puxico man faces several charges after police say he threatened two EMS workers and a sheriff's deputy.

Glenn Richard Spikes, 60, of Puxico was arrested on a warrant for felonious restraint (two counts), assault of a law enforcement officer, assault of an emergency personel in the second degree (two counts), and armed criminal action.

According to the incident report, two EMS workers responded to 7651 State Highway PP in reference to a suicidal person.

The EMS crew told the sheriff's deputy that when they arrived Spikes grabbed a handgun and pointed it at himself and at them several times before law enforcement arrived.

When the deputy arrived, he found one EMS worker behind a tree by the highway. Spikes was sitting in a chair and grabbed a handgun when he saw the deputy, according to the incident report.

When the deputy threatened to shoot, Spikes put his gun down. After Spikes was told he was under arrest, he threatened the deputy and said he would shoot him in the back of the head, according to the report.

Spikes was having difficulty speaking clearly, his eyes were watery and bloodshot, and he had a strong odor of intoxicant, according to the incident report.

His bond was set at $125,000 cash.

Republished with permission of KFVS

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