A Wellton man arrested for allegedly trying to break into his ex-wife's residence while armed with a shotgun has been charged with four felonies and three misdemeanors.
A criminal complaint was filed Tuesday against 69-year-old Larry Noll, charging him with felony counts of disorderly conduct per domestic violence, burglary per domestic violence, misconduct involving weapons and resisting arrest.
Noll was also charged with three misdemeanor counts of threatening and intimidating per domestic violence, criminal damage per domestic violence and disorderly conduct per domestic violence.
He was arraigned in Wellton Justice Court before Justice of the Peace Russ Jones, who ordered his bond be set at $100,000. Noll's next court date is a preliminary hearing at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 20.
On Saturday, Yuma County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a home in the 23000 Block of County 12-1/4E at about 10:22 p.m. for a report of a man with a shotgun threatening a woman and trying to break into her home.
According to deputies, they found Noll, drunk and armed with a double-barreled shotgun, on the front porch of his ex-wife's residence. Agents from the Yuma Sector Border Patrol also responded to the scene.
Deputies, at gunpoint, ordered Noll several times to put down the shotgun, which he finally did. Not wanting to take any chances, and with Noll still resisting arrest, they used a stun gun against him.
When deputies rushed the porch to put handcuffs on Noll, the loaded 12-gauge shotgun, which did not have a trigger guard, unintentionally discharged. The shotgun likely got kicked or stepped on or caught on some type of object during the incident. No one was harmed, however.
A records check later revealed that Noll is a prohibited firearms possessor.
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