A discharge of a firearm indoors was enough for Manistee Central Dispatch to receive a call at 1:35am early Wednesday.
Manistee Sheriff Deputies found the family outside the home that sits just east of the village of Wellston. Family members notified the officers that the man was hallucinating that intruders were in his home. The hallucinations were reportedly brought on due to prescribed medication.
While protecting his home from imaginary intruders the man reportedly discharged his firearm twice within the residence causing family members to fear for their safety.
The man refused to comply with the deputies request for him to drop his firearm inside his home. Deputies did further negotiations to no avail. The call was made on the Northern Michigan Sherriff Emergency Response Team for assistance.
The team then executed a peaceful removal without incident four hours after the original call was made.
The 66 yr old white male was treated at West Shore Medical Center, then Lodged in the Manistee County Jail; pending criminal charges.