In custody after a near eight hour long stand off, 33 year old Jeremy Kessler of Crosby -- Still many questions remain as to why Kessler allegedly opened fire from his home with numerous weapons in his home just after 3 am yesterday morning in the north west corner of town, sparking a massive response from Divide, Burke and Williams County Sheriff's deputies, Border Patrol, BCI, Highway Patrol and Minot SWAT.
A negotiator finally talked Kessler into surrendering at about 11:15 Tuesday morning. Kessler maintained what looked to be a small arsenal at his home, as agents could be seen removing a number of rifles from the residence, along with what appeared to be ammunition boxes.
No one was injured, residents were told to shelter in place during the 8 hour ordeal, and the neighborhood near the water tower was sealed.
Kessler, in the meantime is cooling his heels at the Williams County Correctional Center this morning and could face a judge later today. Official charges have yet to be filed by the Divide County State’s Attorney’s Office.
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