Jason J. Love, 33, a 10th Mountain Division soldier who grew up in Calcium, was being held Friday under $15,000 bail in the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building on charges lodged in Thursdays five-hour armed standoff at his home on Goulds Corners Road, town of LeRay.
Mr. Love, who last year was awarded the Bronze Star, is charged by the Jefferson County Sheriffs Department with menacing a police officer, first-degree reckless endangerment, unlawfully wearing a body vest, second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and harassment. Four of the charges are felonies.
He was arraigned before Brownville Town Justice Richard M. Parker and awaits possible grand jury action.
Deputies and state troopers responded to the Love residence at 26896 Goulds Corners Road after Remi Y. Love, 30, left the dwelling during a domestic fight. He had shoved her into a vehicle at one point during their spat, deputies reported. She was found walking along the road when patrols arrived.
Mr. Love, wearing tactical gear, exchanged words with officers, then barricaded himself in the house, deputies said. Early in the encounter, he allegedly pointed a loaded rifle at Deputy Aaron G. House. During the next five hours, while Watertown police, the Onondaga County armored car team and a Fort Drum criminal investigation detachment re-enforced the on-scene officers, Mr. Love discharged a gun three times, according to the sheriffs office. There were no injuries.
The state Department of Transportation, National Grid and volunteer fire and ambulance personnel played unspecified roles during the standoff.
Mr. Love still is considered active duty military, although he is on terminal leave. He served a tour in Iraq and three in Afghanistan, and received the Bronze Star in 2011 for his work as leader of a tactical unmanned aerial platoon with the 1st Brigade Combat Team.