BARBOUR COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — A verbal altercation call from Laura and Dennis Walker’s home in Barbour County resulted in multiple law enforcement agencies assisting Thursday afternoon after their nephew, Jeffrey dinner, went into a bedroom, got a rifle and then pointed it at his uncle.
“His uncle told him to put the rifle down,” said Barbour County Sheriff Tyrone Smith. “He didn’t put the rifle down so he and his wife left the residence. At that point they tried to get him to come out, he wouldn’t come out, and that’s when they called 9-1-1.”
Danner, who was released from the Dothan city jail earlier in the day, turned himself over to officers.
He was then taken to Southeast Health after information from the family revealed he might have mental issues.
“Had he refused to go to the hospital then we would have made an arrest, then got a court order either way,” Smith said. “But, he acknowledged that he needed some help and he voluntarily went.”
Smith said in a situation like this where it could have ended in a crisis, he’s glad it ended the way that it did.
“In a situation like that as law enforcement you prepare for the worse,” Smith said. “You always hope for the best and a lot of times it doesn’t end up the way it ended up yesterday, but thank goodness it did end up in a good situation yesterday.”
Danner did fire a shot inside the house, but no one was injured.