A Windsor man was arrested early Sunday morning after he allegedly threatened Sonoma County Sheriff’s deputies with a rifle. Police were called to the 8202 Pine St. home of Jeffrey Sterling, 59, around 4 a.m. after neighbors complained of loud music, according to Sgt. Mark Essick. When deputies arrived on a scene, Sterling was allegedly intoxicated, belligerent and armed with a rifle.
He allegedly pointed the rifle at deputies while standing on his front porch, and then stepped back inside the house. Sterling was talked out of the house by deputies a few minutes later and taken into custody.
A search of Sterling’s home turned up numerous rifles, handguns and ammunition that were seized as evidence. Sterling was arrested on suspicion of threatening a peace officer, death threats, brandishing a weapon and assault with a deadly weapon. Bail was set at $400,000.
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