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PANA — On October 24, 2021, at 6:56 p.m., Pana PD received a call of a subject acting strangely and possibly in possession of a handgun at 12 Vine Street. Pana officers arrived and located Jeremy Winter of Pana, on the front porch making threats. He refused to cooperate with officers.
Additional Pana officers and resources were requested, including Pana Ambulance who was placed on standby a block away. Winter fled inside the residence where officers were able to secure a perimeter around the home as family members were allowed to exit from inside.
Winter refused to exit or comply with police as officers began negotiating for a peaceful outcome. Officers were eventually able to convince Winter to put a loaded .45 caliber handgun down and exit the residence at 7:44 p.m.
Winter was taken into custody without further incident or injury. Winter was charged with unlawful use of weapon by felon; class 3 felony and transported to Christian County Correction Center in lieu of bond. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Winter was arrested on November 7, 2017, by Pana Police, for possession of firearm by felon, possession of meth, and aggravated assault. On May 5, 2018, Winter pled guilty to the offense of possession of firearm by a felon and was sentenced to four years in the Department of Corrections.
Chief D. Bland said, “I’m extremely proud of how my officers handled this very serious and violatile situation. They responded to the scene with urgency and caution, while also handling their contact and negotiations with Mr. Winter with patients, professionalism and readiness. Everyone was safely secured and all my officers returned home safely for the night. We are thankful for this outcome.”