Ryland Heights standoff lasts 6 hours

RYLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. -- A standoff at a Northern Kentucky home lasted six hours Wednesday, according to Kenton County police.

Officers were called at about 5:30 p.m. to a home in the 9900 block of Locus Pike after the home-owner reported that his son, Jerry Lee Mardis, broke into his home, destroyed his property and stole several books of checks.

While police attempted to talk to Mardis at his residence, a Coachman 24 foot travel trailer, a gunshot went off, according to investigators.

Numerous unsuccessful attempts were made by officers to communicate with Mardis. After about six hours, he was arrested and charged with wanton endangerment.

At his arraignment Thursday morning, the presiding judge told Mardis he considers him a serious danger.

He is being held on a $5,000 bond at the Kenton County Jail.





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