A Wyoming County man is in jail after allegedly threatening to kill police and becoming physically violent with members of his family.
According to a criminal complaint, Wyoming County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to a home on Welch Pineville Road on Tuesday, September 4, regarding a man threatening to shoot anyone who came to the house and others inside.
Once deputies arrived, they could hear Leslie Beverly making threats towards his wife and threats towards law enforcement. Deputies were able to get Beverly’s wife to safety before he allegedly opened his front door holding a shotgun and yelled that he was going to shoot both deputies.
Deputies tried to negotiate with Beverly to put his weapon down, but when they got closer to him, he picked up his gun again. They were able to get Beverly into the yard with his hands above his head, but he would not cooperate with law enforcement. Deputies eventually used a taser and placed him under arrest.
Family members later told deputies Beverly was verbally arguing with them before becoming violent.
Beverly is charged with wanton endangerment, strangulation, domestic battery, obstruction, and brandishing a deadly weapon. He is being held in the Southern Regional Jail on a $15,000 bond.