Jamie Demon Jacobs, 36, of Magnolia was arrested early Tuesday after emerging from a house where he fled after allegedly threatening people at a nearby hotel.
According to Magnolia police, officers were dispatched about 9:51 p.m. Monday to East Main Street after Central Dispatch received a call about a man walking along the street carrying a firearm.
Officers initially had no success finding the suspect but remained in the area, eventually spotting the male suspect near the intersection of Calhoun Street and South Calhoun Road. They saw him run into a residence near the intersection.
During an initial investigation, officers learned that the suspect had pointed a firearm at the occupants of a room at the nearby hotel.
Magnolia officers started to negotiate with Jacobs to encourage him to leave the house.
“Later during the incident officers used tactical measures to get Jacobs to come out of the residence. Jacobs came out of the residence on his own and was taken into custody by the Magnolia Police Department,” the statement said.
Jacobs is held at the Columbia County Justice and Detention Facility awaiting his first court appearance on a $150,000 bond. He is charged with aggravated assault, terroristic threatening, and possession of a firearm by certain persons.