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Times of Wayne County

Man threatens to kill his wife, children and police in standoff

After surrender, Brian Lonneville refuses to allow police to take his mug shot…
Told them he does not want his picture in the Times!

It all began when 911 received a report on Thursday night at 8:54 p.m. of a Town of Galen man who became distraught after receiving some paperwork from his landlord. Brian Lonneville, age 44, of 137 Marble Road in Galen, soon elevated the domestic situation when he reportedly threatened to kill his wife, children and any police who showed up.

State Trooper Derek Merritt and responding Wayne County Deputies were cautioned that Lonneville had made similar threats in the past.

Police surrounded the house and by 9:52 p.m. the incident was brought to a peaceful end when Lonneville surrendered. Inside the house, police found a loaded shotgun, loaded muzzle loading gun and a loaded handgun. No shots were fired during the incident.

Lonneville was initially charged with Menacing in the 2nd Degree, Harassment in the 2nd Degree and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

State Police thought the case was almost over until Lonneville refused to have his mug shot taken, telling police he did not want his picture in the Times. After refusing to have his picture taken Lonneville was additionally charged with Obstructing Governmental Administration.

Lonneville was taken for arraignment before Galen Justice Carol Heald. She ordered him to submit to a police mug shot, but he again refused. He was then additionally charged with Contempt of Court and remanded to the Wayne County Jail on $5000 cash/$15,000 bond.

Once at the Wayne County Jail booking, Lonneville again refused to comply with the officers for a jail mug shot. Again, he told police he did not want his picture in the Times.

According to Chief Deputy Bob Hetzke, regardless of making bail or not, Lonneville will be held until he submits for fingerprints and a mug shot. Hetzke stated that the fingerprints and accompanying mug shots are to confirm a person’s identity.

The Times secured a 2001 mug shot of Lonneville and will publish his new mug photo when he eventually submits to the order. He is scheduled to reappear in Galen Town Court on February 2nd. According to police, the 2001 arrests involved Bad Checks and Petit Larceny, no other prior serious charges.

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