Additional Charges May Be Filed Against SWAT Standoff Suspect
Published June 2nd, 2014
A Marion County man who exchanged gunfire with a SWAT team over the weekend may face more charges.
35-year old Dustin Heathman was wanted for violation of probabtion for a DUI.
Family members told deputies that he was armed and dangerous so the SWAT team was called in.
Heathman warned that he would shoot officers and commit so-called, "suicide by cop."
When the SWAT team approached his residence, Heathman began firing at them with an AK-47.
The SWAT team returned fire and Heathman surrendered.
"We're expecting additional charges to come. Right now, detectives are working the scene, they're gathering more evidence. He's charged with 10 counts of attempted murder on a law enforcement officer but we expect additional charges to be filed today," said Judge Cochran with the Marion County Sheriff's Office.
Heathman was the only one injured in the standoff but they weren't life-threatening.
Heathman declined an interview with TV20--he's in jail on no bond.
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