Eagle Point man who threatened police had stalking protective order

Eagle Point man who threatened police had stalking protective order (Courtesy: Jackson County Jail)

The Eagle Point Police Department released further details about a neighborhood standoff last week that began with a man threatening to use gas cans to blow up first respondents.

Eagle Point resident Brian Compton is lodged in the Jackson County jail facing multiple charges related to the June 6th standoff in the 700 block of Sarah Park Circle.

"Compton was extremely agitated, and it was suspected he was under the influence of an unknown substance," Police chief Darin May said in a statement to News 10. "Compton reported that he has a number of gas tanks in his home and threatened to detonate them."

Nearby residents were notified by police to evacuate and went to nearby evacuation shelters set up by community members.

"He had previously made threats of suicide-by-cop to Eagle Point Police Officers," May said in part.

Negotiations concluded at 10:10 that night. Compton left his home and was taken into custody without incident.

Authorities served a search warrant on Compton's residence and report no gas tanks or detonation devices were located on or around the residence.

Compton is facing two counts of disorderly conduct, stalking and three counts of violation of a stalking order from February.

Compton was arraigned on disorderly conduct charges June 7 where he pleaded not guilty. His bail is set at half a million dollars.

Compton's next court appearance, a pre-trial conference, is scheduled for June 17.

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