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A 31-year-old Pevely woman and a 47-year-old Ste. Genevieve man were arrested Thursday night (Sept. 5) after an approximately five-hour standoff with police at the Pevely Pointe Apartments, where a gun had been fired, authorities reported.

Pevely police got a call around 5 p.m. that a 24-year-old Arnold man was assaulted with a gun at the apartment complex on Pevely Pointe Drive, where the 31-year-old woman lived, said Capt. Larry Miller of the Pevely Police Department.

“(The Arnold man) was struck with a gun,” Miller said. “(The victim) stated he was in an apartment talking with the 31-year-old female resident when a 47-year-old Ste. Genevieve man came out and assaulted the victim, striking him with a pistol. The victim stated the pistol went off, grazing his ear.”

After the alleged assault, the victim reportedly ran out of the building and called police. When officers arrived, the suspect and the woman reportedly refused to come out of the building for several hours, Miller said.

He said Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office personnel arrived to help with the call.

“After multiple attempts by the Pevely Police went unanswered by the occupants of the apartment, we obtained a search warrant for the apartment and the Jefferson County deputies, along with their SWAT unit, served the search warrant,” Miller said. “At 10:37 p.m., they served the search warrant at which time the female and male subject were taken into custody. (The SWAT unit) had to bump open the door.”

Miller said once the SWAT unit got into the apartment, the suspects surrendered peacefully.

The woman’s role in the incident remains under investigation, Miller said.

“We didn’t know what her part in it was,” Miller said. “She refused to cooperate. That’s why she was taken into custody.”

The victim was treated at the scene, Miller said.

“JPAD (Joachim-Plattin Ambulance District) was there and treated him,” Miller said. “His injuries were minor abrasions.”