Two arrested after gun incident
A Warren County man was arrested Friday after he prevented his family from leaving a house while brandishing a shotgun, according to a Warren County Sheriff’s Office news release.
Kurt Jankowski, 33, was charged on a misdemeanor count of purchase, possession, or transportation of a firearm by a person involuntarily admitted or ordered to outpatient treatment.
The release states that Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched around noon to the 900 block of Wilderness Road in reference to an “unstable” male with a shotgun who would not let his wife and children leave the house.
Sheriff’s Office Capt. Joshua Seal said over the phone that he is not sure how many children the couple have, but noted that the incident was reported by someone within the house. Upon their arrival, Seal said deputies were able to communicate with Jankowski over the phone, and it did not take very long for him to surrender.
The release states that Jankowski was then transported to Warren Memorial Hospital for “an evaluation.” Seal did not elaborate on the kind of evaluation that was administered or if Jankowski had past psychological issues.
According to Warren County General District Court online records, Jankowski was arrested in December 2013 on the same charge and sentenced to one year of probation.
Upon being released from the hospital, the release states that Jankowski was arrested and served with an emergency protective order. He is being held at the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren-Regional Jail without bond.
The release states that Matthew McKenzie, 39, of Winchester, was also arrested by the Virginia State Police in connection with the incident. He was charged on a misdemeanor count of transportation of a firearm by a person subject to a protective order. He was granted $10,000 unsecured bond.
Seal said he is not sure where McKenzie was arrested, or what, if any, connection he had with Jankowski.
The release states that the Sheriff’s Office received assistance from the Front Royal Police Department, Virginia State Police and Warren County Fire and Rescue Services.