After four-hour standoff, SH man arrested for possession of assault rifle, terrorist threats, exhibiting firearm

On Jan. 11, 2011, at 12:10am, Signal Hill Police Department (SHPD) officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of East 32nd St. regarding a “man with a gun” call.  The victim described being threatened by the suspect with an AK-47-type of assault rifle after what is being characterized as a dispute between neighbors. The victim described the suspect as being under the influence of an unknown substance. Upon officers’ arrival, the victim directed them to where the suspect lives.
A perimeter was immediately established with the assistance of the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD). The suspect refused to come out and barricaded himself in the residence with a
5-year-old girl. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Special Enforcement Bureau was called out to assist. 
After a four-hour standoff with police, the suspect came out of the residence and surrendered to Special Enforcement deputies. The child was found in the residence safe and in good condition. 
An exact replica of an AK-47 assault rifle was found in plain view on the living room floor of the residence.
Detectives obtained a search warrant to the residence, a search was conducted, and an actual SKS assault rifle was found hidden in a bedroom along with high-powered ammunition.
The Signal Hill resident, a 38-year-old male identified as Marlon E. Reynolds, was charged with possession of an assault rifle, terrorist threats and exhibiting a firearm. Reynolds will be held without bail at the SHPD jail. Reynolds’s criminal history revealed that he is currently wanted for an out-of-state violation of a similar weapons charge.
Kelly Gerrica, 29, was taken into custody and charged with child endangerment and giving false information to police officers which hindered the investigation. Gerrica will be held on $100,000 bail at the LBPD jail.

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