Police arrest man suspected of threatening his ex-girlfriend while out on bail in Georgia
BELOIT, Wis. — Tuesday U.S. Marshals arrested the man associated with a 14-hour standoff last month and who they say threatened the victim involved in the incident with a gun while he was out on bail in Atlanta, Georgia.
Vernon Lige, 31, was recognized by paramedics during a medical emergency Oct. 12 , after police posted on social media that they were looking for him after a 14-hour standoff in the 2000 block of St. Lawrence Street revealed he was not in the house.
After an extradition process, Lige will be transported from Georgia to Wisconsin, according to officials.
Police said Lige pointed a gun at his girlfriend, which prompted her to call police. About 12 hours after the incident began , police said they entered the home and determined Lige was not inside.
Lige was charged in Rock County Court with disorderly conduct, arson of property, intentionally pointing a firearm at a person and bail jumping. On Nov. 2, Lige’s $500 cash bail was posted and he was released.
On Monday, Lige went to his ex-live-in-girlfriend’s residence with a gun and demanded the occupants tell him the whereabouts of the woman, with the intent to threaten, intimidate and/or harm her, police said.
The woman was not at the residence at the time, so Lige left in a white Dodge Avenger with dark tinted windows, according to a release.
Beloit police arrested Lige on charges of burglary, felony bail jumping, felony intimidation of a witness, endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon and disorderly conduct while armed.