Deputies: Man arrested after armed standoff in Palatka

Putnam County Sheriff's Office booking photo of Timothy Paul Anderson
Putnam County Sheriff's Office booking photo of Timothy Paul Anderson

EAST PALATKA, Fla. – A 34-year-old East Palatka man was arrested Thursday after an armed standoff with Putnam County deputies on Bangor Avenue.

Timothy Paul Anderson was charged with two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and one count of shooting a firearm within a private residence. He is being held in the Putnam County Jail without bond.

Deputies said the standoff with Anderson began about 9 p.m. Thursday after a 911 hangup brought a deputy out to Anderson's mother's residence. His mother told the deputy who responded that earlier that day her son had been in possession of a gun and threatened to shoot himself.

She told the deputy that Anderson fired one shot inside another occupied residence and that she suffered lacerations when the fired bullet shattered a piece of floor tile. Anderson's mother told the deputy that her son was in a home on Bangor Avenue, armed with a shotgun, and that his 81-year-old grandmother was also in that home.

Members of the Sheriff's Office Rifle Security Team, the SWAT Team and the Crisis Intervention Tteam surrounded the Bangor Avenue home, and a short time later Anderson emerged from the house armed with a large knife.

After refusing to drop the knife and lie on the ground, Anderson was disabled with a Taser and taken into custody without further incident.

Anderson's mother was treated at the scene by Emergency Medical personnel. His grandmother was not injured.