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Jeffrey Sterling arrested after pointing a rifle at and threatening officers in Windsor on Pine Street

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A man was arrested after pointing a rifle at and threatening officers in Windsor Sunday morning, according to the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office. Police in Windsor responded to a report of loud music creating a disturbance at about 4 a.m. in the 8200 block of Pine Street, sheriff’s officials said. Officers arrived at the scene about 10 minutes later and contacted the resident at the home, 59-year-old Jeffrey Sterling, who was intoxicated and belligerent, and armed with a rifle, according to officials.

Sterling stood outside on his front porch and pointed the rifle at authorities, threatened to shoot them, then quickly retreated back into his home. After several minutes, Sterling was talked out of the home, and came out unarmed, according to officials.

He was arrested without further incident. Sterling’s home was secured and a search warrant was obtained, in which detectives found numerous rifles, handguns and ammo that were all seized, officials said. Sterling was booked into the county’s main adult detention facility on suspicion of threatening an officer, death threats, brandishing a weapon and assault with a deadly weapon upon an officer. He is being held at the jail on $400,000 bail.

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