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Man holds deputies in armed standoff
Anthony Lynn Francis is charged with multiple counts of aggravated assault.
A Centertown man faces felony assault charges after he pulled a gun on another man and then held deputies on an hour-long armed standoff.The suspect, Anthony Lynn Francis, 21, is charged with multiple counts of aggravated assault, which carries three to six years in prison.His charges come after an incident at his Mullican Road home Sunday afternoon. According to sheriff’s deputy Ben Cannon, Joseph Sullivan and Melissa Baker stated they came to his house to help with a vehicle. However, when they arrived, Francis allegedly stormed out of the house and told Sullivan to get out of the car.“He (Francis) pulled a handgun from his waistband,” Cannon said.