CENTRAL HIGH — A 53-year-old Central High man is in Stephens County Jail today, facing arraignment after threatening his parents with a shotgun Tuesday evening.
James Fincher, who has previous convictions of weapons violations and domestic abuse, was taken into custody by the Stephens County Sheriff's Office and Oklahoma Highway Patrol about 7:30 p.m. According to Stephens County Sheriff Wayne McKinney, shortly before 6 p.m., Fincher had pulled a shotgun on his elderly parents and was holding them in their home on Three Mile Road near Central High.
Fincher made threats against his parents and also began to load a handgun. While he was doing so, his parents ran from the house and went to a neighbor's residence, where they called 911.
As that was occuring, Fincher left his parents' home and went to a wooded area north of the house. McKinney and the sheriff's department SWAT team arrive, along with K-9 Officer Brando. Before the SWAT team went into the house, Brando caught Fincher's scent in the back yard and followed it to the wooded area, where Fincher was discovered by law officers.
"Once he (Fincher) saw the dog," McKinney said, "he dropped his gun and surrendered peacefully."