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Man arrested after standoff in Trussville’s Stockton charged with attempted murder

By Gary Lloyd

TRUSSVILLE — A 49-year-old man who was arrested Wednesday after several shots were fired inside a Stockton home after an apparent domestic violence situation has been charged.

Jon Eric Morris is charged with attempted murder and domestic violence by strangulation. His bonds total $90,000.

Trussville Police Department Lt. Jeff Bridges said Morris is charged with attempted murder due to him allegedly firing at one of the department’s officers when the officer was attempting to arrest him. There were no injuries, Bridges said.

Jon Eric Morris
photo courtesy of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office

Bridges said police responded to a domestic violence call from a woman at the 5100 block of Cruise St. at 6:34 a.m. Wednesday. When officers responded, the woman was outside with a neighbor. The suspect backed himself into the house and said he wasn’t coming out, Bridges said. Morris allegedly fired several shots while inside the home, Bridges said.

The man was taken into custody shortly after 9 a.m. after a negotiator talked to him on the phone, Bridges said. No one was injured.

Contact Gary Lloyd at news@trussvilletribune.com and follow him on Twitter @GaryALloyd.

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