Medford Man Charged For Armed Standoff 2/21/18
The Medford man who was involved in an armed standoff with sheriff’s officers in January has been charged.
Taylor County District Attorney Kristi Tlusty has charged Jake M. Wendt with 2 counts of 1st degree recklessly endangering safety, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm-domestic abuse or child abuse injunction, a count of burglary-arm self with dangerous weapon, a count of possession of THC 2nd offense, and 2 counts of battery or threat to judge, prosecutor or law enforcement officer. Those 8 charges are all felonies. Other charges include: Operate firearm while intoxicated, possess drug paraphernalia, and disorderly conduct which are misdemeanors.
The charges against Jake Wendt stem from an incident on January 17, 2018. It is alleged that Wendt armed himself with a hand gun, and as officers approached the home on Allman Avenue, several shots were fired. After a lengthy phone negotiation between the suspect and Taylor County Officers the suspect came out of the residence unarmed and was taken into custody without any injuries occurring. Bail for Wendt was set at $30,000 cash. Initial appearance for Jake Wendt is set for March 6th in Taylor County Court.