Beaumont man arrested after chase, threatening officers with 'grenade'

POLICE: Man threatens officers with explosive

BEAUMONT - A Beaumont man was arrested Tuesday evening following a brief chase that ended at his home when he attempted to detonate what he told police was a grenade.

Charles Fisher, 51, of Beaumont, was arrested Tuesday evening on two counts of aggravated assault of a public servant, evading detention with a motor vehicle and a previous misdemeanor warrant according to a release from the Beaumont Police Department.

On Monday morning Charles Fisher, 51, of Beaumont, led police on a brief chase that began when officers attempted to serve a misdemeanor warrant according to Beaumont Police Department spokesperson Hayley Walters.

The chase ended at Fishers North Beaumont home that ended when he locked himself inside Walters said.

Because the warrant was only a misdemeanor officers left the scene with out arresting Fisher Walters said.

On Tuesday evening officers again encountered Fisher and attempted to serve the warrant on Tuesday evening when they were dispatched to the 7200 block of Highway 105 according to the release.

Police officers arrived in the area and spotted Fisher driving a gold Chevy Impala pulled the release said.

When the officers made a traffic stop and pulled Fisher over near Highway 105 and North Major Drive they asked him to step out of the car and noticed an empty handgun holster on the driver;'s side floor of the car according to the release.

Fisher told officers that there was a handgun in the car and made the statement that he "was going to end this" and then reached toward the center console causing the officers to seek cover the release said.

When the officers retreated to cover Fisher drove away starting a brief chase that ended in the driveway of Fisher's home in the 5700 block of Kristen Lane about a half mile away according to the release.

Fisher drove into his garage but officers prevented the garage door from closing before he exited his car with an object in his hand that he told officers was a grenade the release said.

Officers used a taser to subdue Fisher as he manipulated the device causing the officers to believe he was trying to detonate it  according to the release.

Fisher continued to his attempts to detonate the device while on the ground before officers got the device away from him and handcuffed him the release said.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives responded to the scene to take custody of the "class 2 explosive device" according to the release.

Fisher was transported and booked into the Jefferson County Correctional Facility where he was held on bonds totaling $110,000.

(© 2016 KBMT)


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