On Friday, October 24, 2014, at about 11:46 a.m., Patrol Officers responded to a reported disturbance in the 5800 block of Scenic Drive. The complainant, a US Postal Carrier, told dispatchers that a man had threatened to harm her. After the man threatened the postal carrier, she drove a safe distance down the road to phone police. Prior to officers arriving, neighbors called reporting that the man had walked outside his residence and fired multiple gunshots into the fence of his front yard. At the time the man fired the shots, there were no other people in the immediate vicinity so the rounds struck no one.
Officers arrived and determined the man was still inside his house with multiple weapons. The man’s actions posed a danger to others and possibly, to himself, so officers set up a perimeter and called for the assistance of SWAT and Negotiators.
SWAT and Negotiators made use of their armored vehicle and safely approached the man’s house. Once officers inside the armored vehicle stopped in front of the man’s house, he stepped out into the front yard. He carried a rifle and a handgun but he did not point them in the direction of the officers. He complied with all verbal instructions and officers were able to take him into custody without further incident.
Officers identified the man as 65-year-old Robert Douglas Menefee. After paramedics checked on his medical condition, officers transported him to the county jail and booked him in for one count of felony terroristic threat and also placed a mental health hold so that he would be psychologically evaluated.
Sgt. Rob Flores, Jr.