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Man Arrested After 6-Hour Standoff in Kenton Co.

A man is behind bars Thursday morning after a six-hour standoff near Ryland Heights.

Jerry Lee Mardis, 55, was wanted for questioning after a burglary at his father's home, according to 700 WLW.

Mardis and his father both live in separate residences on Locust Pike and the father believed Jerry Mardis to be responsible for theft and property damage at his home. POlice arrived at the younger Mardis's trailer and heard a gun shot. Mardis refused to come out.

The Northern Kentucky Emergency Response Unit was summoned and an arrest was made six hours later.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Mardis suffered minor injuries and was treated at St. Elizabeth Hospital. He was in jail by 4 a.m.

Mardis is expected to appear in Kenton County Circuit Court on Thursday morning where he will face charges of first degree wanton endangerment and resisting arrest.

Photo: Jerry Lee Mardis/Kenton Co. Detention Center