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Dugway man charged with 11 felonies after hours-long standoff with police where he told officers he “wanted to be like Timothy McVeigh”

Andie Adamson, 36, allegedly fired multiple rounds at two people and damaged a police robot during the standoff.

A 36-year-old Dugway man was charged with 11 felonies after shooting at a woman and her boyfriend with a handgun. While on his way to jail, officers say he told them he would “ambush cops and that he wanted to be like Timothy McVeigh.”

According to the probable cause statement, deputies with the Tooele County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched near the area of State Route 99 and First St. for a report of a man with a gun on Sept. 3 at around 5 p.m.

A witness told police Andie Adamson, 36, was looking at her and her boyfriend through a handgun’s spotting scope from about 75 yards away, yelling obscenities and telling them to “come here” before firing four rounds and running into a field.

As deputies searched the area for Adamson, police say he exited a residence at 40 N. Valley View Street and began yelling at two officers. According to the statement, Adamson “had something in his hands” and “pointed it in their direction.” The police believed he was holding a gun.

While Adamson was given “several commands” to give up peacefully, he continued to yell obscenities — exiting and entering home for hours and “refusing to obey any lawful commands to be taken into custody,” according to the probable cause statement.

Police deployed a robot to track Adamson but he threw items at the robot, finally grabbing the robot and bringing it inside the residence. The probable cause document states that Adamson “threw the robot down into a cellar with water,” causing thousands of dollars of damage to the device.

The standoff ended when Adamson surrendered but while on their way to the jail, Adamson stated “he will ambush cops and that he wanted to be like Timothy McVeigh,” and that “next time he will make sure there are IEDs.” Once at the jail, Adamson stated “he will not be there forever,” and told an officer that “he will see me on the outside,” while firing a finger gun at the officer, the document states.

Adamson is being held at the Tooele County Detention Center. He faces a first degree felony charge of aggravated burglary; two counts of a second degree felony charge of assault against a peace officer or military service member; two third degree felony counts of aggravated assault; four third degree felony counts of felony discharge of a firearm; a second degree felony count of criminal mischief; and a third degree felony count of assault against a peace officer or military service member in uniform with priors.

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