SAN MARCOS–A San Marcos man accused of threatening his wife with a handgun was arrested Thursday following a brief standoff at his resident with Sheriff’s deputies.
On Thursday, at about 2:30 p.m., Edmond McMorris, 55, was seen leaving his residence and he was taken into custody without incident. McMorris was later booked at the Vista Detention Facility for assault with a deadly weapon.
On Wednesday, shortly after 10 p.m., deputies from the Sheriff’s San Marcos station responded to a call at the 800 block of Overlook Circle in San Marcos.
Deputies met the female victim who had reported her husband, McMorris had pointed a handgun at her while threatening to kill her. Deputies attempted to make contact with McMorris, but he refused to open the door. Sheriff’s Department negotiators attempted to make contact with McMorris as well, with no success. After there was no contact with McMorris for an extended period of time, most deputies left the location and provided the victim a safe location to stay, while some deputies remained on scene.