Jason Woolsey

A trial setting is expected Thursday for a man who authorities said threatened county officers in a January 2011 incident.

Jason M. Woolsey, then 32, was charged with unlawful use of a loaded firearm/projectile weapon by an intoxicated person, unlawful use of a weapon, two counts; resisting/interfering with an arrest for a felony and armed criminal action.

When county dispatch received a call about a domestic disturbance near Arroll, TCSD deputies Dusty Jones and Zach Jones responded.

Upon their arrival, the woman involved had injuries but indicated that she didn’t want to prosecute.

A family member who had been with Woolsey from about noon the previous day to 3 a.m. stated that Woolsey had been drinking and appeared to be intoxicated.

As Zach Jones was attempting to station his vehicle in the area to ensure no further conflict occurred, he observed a man wearing camouflage lying near a ditch holding a long gun.

After numerous commands, the man – Woolsey – stood up and left the rifle on the ground, authorities said. At that point the officers observed a large pistol in a holster on Woolsey’s side. After another series of commands, Woolsey finally dropped the holster, but would not put his hands on his head or away from his sides, according to a report.

Zach Jones then deployed his Taser and wrestled with Woolsey, who repeatedly yelled he wanted to kill the officer.

While handcuffs were placed on Woolsey, Dusty Jones removed a loaded revolver from Woolsey’s back waistline. While Zach Jones patted him down, he removed a loaded semi-automatic pistol from Woolsey’s front pants pocket.

Woolsey was transported to the Texas County Jail and charged.

“He knew we were on the way,” Texas County Sheriff Carl Watson said. “We’re not really sure what his intentions were. But at four in the morning with what had already taken place, who knows what his state of mind was at the time.”

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