STANDOFF CASE: Michael Reed Trial Begins


The trial of a Des Moines man who held officers at bay for more than 30 hours began Wednesday in Polk County Court.

In April, police were called to Michael Reed’s home for a property dispute. Authorities say he was armed and thought to be suicidal.

At one point during the standoff he even allegedly shot at police officers. Police coaxed him out onto his porch and then shot him with a taser to get him into custody.

He is charged with two counts of intimidation with a dangerous weapon.

Reed is a well-known Elvis impersonator.

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