CASA GRANDE, Ariz. -- A Pinal County man was arrested early Wednesday morning after he allegedly got into a fight with his wife and pointed a handgun at a deputy.
The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office said Scott McCreery’s wife called 911 at around 1 a.m. to report that he was suicidal.
McCreery’s wife told authorities that he had been drinking heavily for the past three days and was depressed.
According to PCSO, McCreery and his wife had gotten into an argument earlier in the evening, during which McCreery twisted his wife’s arm behind her back and pushed her onto the bed.
McCreery also allegedly pointed a shotgun at his wife or in her direction.
McCreery eventually went into the backyard and turned off the lights. A short time later his wife said she heard a gunshot, and walked outside to find her husband slumped over in a chair.
Believing that McCreery had just killed himself, the wife went inside, grabbed their 8-year-old son, and then called 911.
As she was leaving their home just outside of Casa Grande, the wife saw McCreery slumped over on the living room floor.
Deputies arrived a short time later and yelled into the house for McCreery to come outside.
PCSO said he exited the home with a handgun and pointed it at one of the deputies. Fearing for his life, the deputy fired two shots at McCreery.
McCreery went back into his home and tossed his handgun into the yard a few moments later. He refused to exit the house, but when the PCSO Swat team arrived he eventually walked outside and was taken into custody.
One of the shots fired by the deputy struck McCreery in his right ear.
He was taken to the hospital for treatment before he was booked into the Pinal County Adult Detention Center.
McCreery has been charged with aggravated assault, aggravated assault domestic violence involving a handgun, and aggravated assault on a police officer.