Disturbance call ends in arrest of Danville man

Published 8:00 am Friday, March 10, 2023

Danville Police responded to a residence on Adams Street for a disturbance involving a knife at about 3:52 p.m. on Feb. 17.

Upon arrival officers encountered the suspect Jacob Weis, 27, of Danville, who was standing in the kitchen yelling and talking incoherently. Officers attempted to speak with Weis and deescalate his volatile behavior but were unable to do so. Weis became more aggressive and officers attempted to take him into custody. Weis resisted the officers and tried to get away, forcing one officer to deploy their taser. Once the taser was deployed Weis was taken into custody without further incident.

During the investigation it was determined that Weis had armed himself with a large kitchen knife and threatened to kill the other adult persons in the home. Weis was unarmed when police arrived, but the knife was discovered at the scene.

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Weis was uninjured but was taken to Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center for treatment of suspected methamphetamine use. After several hours Weis was medically cleared and lodged in the Boyle County Detention Center on the following charges; Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree, Terroristic Threatening 3rd Degree, Menacing, Resisting Arrest, and Disorderly Conduct 2nd Degree.