December 16, 2020  |  06:06 pm

A Slidell-area man has been arrested after he fired upon a St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s lieutenant who was patrolling in the man’s neighborhood Wednesday morning.

Gerald Maxey (DOB 6/13/1947) was taken into custody without incident or injury shortly before 3:30 p.m. Wednesday following a more than eight-hour standoff at his residence on John Drive in the River Gardens neighborhood near Slidell.

Maxey barricade himself in his home shortly after 7 a.m. Wednesday after he fired on a STPSO lieutenant who was in the neighborhood following an incident which occurred Sunday morning involving Maxey.

Shortly after 11 a.m. Sunday (Dec. 13), deputies were dispatched to the River Gardens neighborhood in reference to Maxey’s pigs running lose. When deputies attempted to speak with Maxey concerning the swine, he became belligerent and threatened deputies, ultimately resulting in a warrant being issued for Maxey’s arrest on one count of L.R.S. 14:38 Simple Assault.

The lieutenant was in the River Gardens neighborhood Wednesday morning evaluating the area to once again attempt to locate the lose pigs and to determine the best location to set traps when Maxey fired upon him. The lieutenant’s vehicle was struck, but the lieutenant was not injured.

Maxey will be booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on the following charges:

L.R.S. 14:27/30 Attempted Murder of a Police Officer

L.R.S. 14:108 Resisting Arrest

L.R.S. 14:38 Simple Assault