Man arrested at Front Royal campground

A Front Royal man was arrested Saturday morning at a campground on Koa Drive and charged with being drunk in public and weapons charges.

James C. Hall II, 27, of Gloucester Road, Front Royal, is being held in the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail on a $4,000 secured bond. Other charges filed include carrying a concealed weapon while being drunk in public, reckless handling of a firearm and willfully discharging a firearm in a place of public business, according to a news release from Sheriff Daniel T. McEathron.

The release states that deputies were dispatched to 585 Koa Drive to investigate a report of an intoxicated man shooting a gun in the campground.

“Responding Deputies established a perimeter around Hall’s last known location and evacuated the remaining campers to a safer area within the campground. Night vision and thermal imaging equipment was used in an attempt to locate Hall.” the release states. “After several minutes of verbal commands, via a PA system, Hall exited a wooded area and was taken into custody without incident. A Glock .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun was located in Hall’s waistband. No one was injured during the incident.”

Front Royal police assisted the Sheriff’s Office in the arrest.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call  Deputy Jason Bates of the  Sheriff’s Office at 540-635-4128.

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