Fairfield standoff suspect pleads not guilty to felonies

By From page A3 | February 07, 2014

FAIRFIELD — A Fairfield man who was arrested Tuesday after a seven-hour police stand-off at his Cormorant Court home pleaded not guilty Thursday to felony charges of assault with a firearm and threatening police.

Gordon K. Johnson, 27, was ordered to remain in jail with bail set at $60,000. He is scheduled to be back in court Feb. 18  for a probable cause hearing.

Johnson’s family fled their home Tuesday afternoon after Johnson allegedly threatened them with a rifle. Police surrounded the house after Johnson refused to come out of the house or to talk with police. Police entered the house and arrested Johnson after several canisters of tear gas were fired into the home.

Johnson, an ex-con with a long history of serious mental health problems, is legally barred from possessing firearms.

Reach Jess Sullivan at 427-6919 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/jsullivandr.

Jess Sullivan

Jess has covered the criminal justice system in Solano County for several years. He was an embedded reporter in Iraq in 2003.

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