Man involved in GT County police standoff charged

Sam Carpenter was charged after an hours long police standoff.

GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- The man involved in Tuesday's police standoff was in court Thursday morning.

Sam Carpenter, 34, was charged with police officer assault/resist/obstruct during arraignment in the Grand Traverse County District Court.

On Tuesday afternoon Carpenter's mother called 911 saying her son was making suicidal statements.

After not being able to talk him down over the phone central dispatch sent Grand Traverse County Sheriff's Deputies to Carpenter's home to help.

According to deputies, Carpenter refused to come out of his home which led to a stand off with police that lasted hours.

Deputies said at one point Carpenter came out of the house and is accused of pointing what looked like a gun at a deputy.

The deputy shot his gun but didn't hit Carpenter. Deputies later found Carpenter's weapon was an air soft gun.

Carpenter's bond was set at $100,000 cash or surety.

The judge set several conditions if Carpenter ever posts bond including a GPS tether, twice daily breath tests, drugs tests four times a month, no contact with his girlfriend and other things.

Carpenter will be back in court August 1 for a probable cause hearing and August 7 for preliminary exam.

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