YCSO deputies encounter man holding knife, cooking pot after shots fired

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CONGRESS, Ariz. – Sheriff's deputies arrested a Congress man after shots were fired Saturday evening.

Deputies with the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office responded to a call of shots fired in the North Ranch Park area at approximately 6:30 p.m.

The reporting party told deputies that the shots had come from across the road.

Deputies headed to the residence and heard a male voice yelling, "Help me they are coming to get me," according to a news release from the sheriff's office. As deputies approached, the side door of a trailer home flew open and they saw a man holding a large knife and a cooking pot.

Deputies identified themselves and ordered the man to drop the knife and pot.

According to the sheriff's office, after assurances from the deputies that he was safe, there were no people in the area that could hurt him and he was not in danger, he dropped the items. The man was identified as Kevin Krier.

Deputies located Krier's mother hiding in her home. She reportedly told them that Krier started firing his guns in the house and she "got scared and hid from him."

Deputies found two .45-caliber handguns in the residence.

A YCSO spokesman said Krier confirmed that those were the only two weapons he used and he came out with the kitchen knife because he "ran out of ammo and didn't know what to do."

Krier was booked into the Yavapai County Prescott jail facility on multiple felony charges.