Ormond Beach police end standoff after man threatens to rip body parts off

Officers left scene after witness, victim uncooperative


ORMOND BEACH, Fla. – Ormond Beach police ended a hours long standoff early Monday with a man who threatened officers after he refused to cooperate, authorities said.

The incident began around 6:45 p.m. Sunday on Shadow Creek Way, police said.

According to Ormond Beach police, officers were called to a home for a domestic violence complaint. As officers were outside talking to the victim, her 37-year-old son, Brian Beighle, came out of the house and yelled threats at the officers, police said.

The victim told police that Beighle was "acting aggressively and breaking items inside the home," according to the incident report.

While officers were in front of the home speaking with the victim and a witness, Beighle walked out onto the porch and yelled several threats at the officers, including telling them he would "rip your arms and legs from your torso," according to the report.

Multiple times Beighle told officers he would "stand his ground" if they came into the house and he had "a 9mm with two magazines," police said.

After several attempts to speak with Beighle, a decision was made to leave the scene just before midnight "due to the victim and witness being uncooperative and changing their testimony," Ormond Beach Police Officer Keith Walker said in a news release.

Beighle's mother and a witness signed statements saying they would accept responsibility if law enforcement left the scene, according to the report.

Two officers stayed near the house until 1:23 a.m. in case the man became aggressive with his parents again, according to the report.

Police filed a misdemeanor charge with the State Attorney's Office seeking an arrest warrant for Beighle.

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