Additional charges filed against man in Florence standoff

Additional charges filed against man in Florence standoff
Curtis Zimmerman, 55, was arrested Monday after an 8-hour SWAT standoff in Boone County Monday. (Source: Boone County Sheriff's Office)

BOONE COUNTY, Ky. (FOX19) - Boone County detectives filed additional charges Thursday against a man who was involved in a SWAT standoff in Florence, Lt. Philip Ridgell said.

Curtis Zimmerman, 55, was arrested Monday after a standoff at a home on Clubtrail Drive, Lt. Ridgell said.

A news release from the Boone County Sheriff’s Office says Zimmerman is facing one count of unlawful imprisonment, three counts of wanton endangerment, attempted assault and domestic violence in addition to the initial wanton endangerment charge.

According to the release, deputies learned that Zimmerman was intoxicated and challenged his 16-year-old son to an arm-wrestling contest.

Deputies say when Zimmerman lost multiple times, he became agitated which led to a physical altercation with his son.

Zimmerman grabbed a firearm and fired two shots inside the house as his son was going upstairs, the news release said.

He told deputies that he fired the shots into the ceiling.

Zimmerman’s wife and son managed to get out of the home but he refused to come out, deputies say, which led to an eight-hour standoff.

The sheriff’s office hostage negotiation team spoke with Zimmerman throughout the standoff and was able to get him to surrender safely, according to the news release.

Zimmerman is being held at the Boone County Detention Center and is on a $105,000 bond, Lt. Ridgell said.

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