Police charge Mountainair man with felonies after standoff
Posted at: 07/26/2012 9:36 AM
| Updated at: 07/26/2012 11:18 AM
By: Tracy Dingmann, KOB.com
The Mountainair man who shot up his home with an AK-47 and told police he had explosives throughout his house Tuesday has been charged.
Morris Haviland, 54, has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and negligent use of a firearm.
Mountainair police said they responded to a call about an active shooter at a home on Orme and Acoma around 4 p.m. Tuesday.
When Torrance County sheriffs deputies arrived on scene, they found Haviland threatening to kill himself and shooting up his house and through walls with an AK-47.
Authorities were able to talk him out of the house.
Police told KOB Thursday that Haviland was found to have all ingredients needed to make a bomb.
However, he can't be charged for having the items unless he actually made a bomb.
Police tell us they found pipes and broken alarm clocks in his house.
Stay with KOB for updates on this story.