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Man charged with threatening family in Raleigh standoff

Posted September 10, 2009

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— A man barricaded himself in a Rock Quarry Road house early Thursday after threatening his wife and sons with a gun, Raleigh police spokesman Jim Sughrue said.

Police were called out to a domestic situation at 3316 Rock Quarry Road around 1:45 a.m. Sughrue said that Robert Eugene Gay, 47, was in the house when officers arrived, and they were told he had a handgun.

Gay's 37-year-old wife, Kelli Michelle, and their 9- and 11-year-old sons got out of the house safely, Sughrue said.

Gay refused to come out of the house, and police set up a command post. Officers got warrants against him, and he eventually surrendered peacefully shortly after 7 a.m.

Gay was charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, assault on a female, assault by pointing a firearm and communicating threats.

Rock Quarry Road was closed during the incident.

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  • bronzegoddess40 Sep 10, 2009

    this is not surprising coming from that area of town.
    calmdownitstheintaaaarnet

    The area has nothing to do with someone doing this type of crime, it happens all over Raleigh and the world for that matter. Where do you live, it would be interesting to know since nothing ever happens in your area.

  • ncwebguy Sep 10, 2009

    (sarcasm) It is obvious that this convicted felon paid his debt to society and should have the right to bear arms. His one man "mlitia" was not going to subject itself to the "tyrany" of his wife and kids.(/end sarcasm)

  • itsmyownopinion Sep 10, 2009

    He needs to do serious jail time.

  • 2kidz1hub Sep 10, 2009

    What does the area of town have to do with anything. Domestic Abuse happens all over. You guys need to get over it!!

  • passport423 Sep 10, 2009

    this is not surprising coming from any area of town.

  • FoxtrotUniformCharlieKiloakaCALM Sep 10, 2009

    this is not surprising coming from that area of town.

  • Adelinthe Sep 10, 2009

    "Gay was charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, assault on a female, assault by pointing a firearm and communicating threats."

    How about endangering children?

    This guy is a coward who only picks on women and children, and then cowers from the authorities.

    A poor excuse for a human indeed.

    Praying he leaves his wife and children alone to live safely outside of his cowardly circle.

    God bless.

    RB