Man In Custody After Armed Standoff In Petersburg

A Petersburg man is in custody and facing multiple felony assault charges after an armed standoff with local police late last week. Police received a call on Thursday evening about a possibly suicidal person with a gun. After contacting 30-year old Jace Cunningham by phone, the Petersburg police eventually set up a road block to try to stop him from returning with his weapon to residential areas of town. Police allege he fired shots at them from an assault rifle and aimed the gun at an officer’s head. Eventually he put down the gun and turned himself in. No one was injured. Cunningham was charged with seven counts of third degree assault against a police officer and with other misdemeanors. He is being held without bail and has not yet entered a plea.