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LEBANON - A former Lebanon police officer was arrested Sunday night for firing a handgun in his house at 1006 Lindsay Lane.

Brent Wade Richmond, 33, was arrested by Lebanon police and charged with unlawful use of a weapon and resisting arrest. He was taken to the Linn County Jail where he posted bail and was cited to appear June 4 in Linn County Circuit Court.

Richmond had held a SWAT team at bay for five hours last September after threatening suicide.

Lt. Mike Schulte of the Lebanon Police Department said the Sunday incident began when Richmond's ex-wife, Candi, went to his home to pick up their children after a visitation.

Schulte said Richmond did not want the children to leave and took the youngest one into the house.

Candi Richmond then called the police.

After the officers made several contacts with Richmond, he let the child leave.

The lieutenant said that as the officers were getting ready to leave they heard a gunshot in the house.

They entered the residence, confiscated the gun and ammunition and arrested Richmond after a scuffle.

Richmond, the son of former Lebanon Police Chief Walt Richmond, resigned from the department last year after the standoff.

At the time, he was charged with menacing and unlawful use of a weapon, but the charges were later dropped when the Linn County District Attorney's Office said there was not enough evidence to support the charges.

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