From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
JEFFERSON COUNTY –At about 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, deputies responded to a report of a man with a gun stranding in the front yard of a residence. They arrived to find 37-year-old Darius Tremayne Marshall with a pistol in his hand.
When deputies tried to talk to Marshall, he ran to the front porch of the home and produced a shotgun. He pointed the shotgun at deputies and demanded that they leave his property. He then went inside and closed the door. Additional deputies arrived to assist.
The incident took place in the 600 block of 10th Street in Graysville, according to a statement from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.
Marshall called 911 from inside the house and was connected with the sergeant on the scene. He refused to come out and repeated his demand for deputies to leave. His family arrived on the scene and told deputies that he suffered from mental illness and had not been taking his medication.
Sheriff’s negotiators and member of the mental health unit responded to the scene and began talking with the Marshall. They were able to convince him to come out and talk to them on the front porch. Negotiators tried to convince him to go to the hospital, but he refused.
After approximately four hours Darius Tremayne Marshall was arrested for menacing. He resisted arrest and assaulted deputies by punching, kicking, and biting them. He was subdued and taken to the Jefferson County Jail where he remains on charges of Assault 2nd Degree, Resisting Arrest, and Menacing. His bond is set at $51,000.