Man Accused Of Bringing Gun To Church Arrested
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An Oceanside man who allegedly brought a gun with him when he went to his church to talk to a minister about suicide was in custody Monday, facing weapons-related charges, police sergeant said.A woman made an emergency call about 6:45 p.m. Sunday to report that her husband had gone to Del Oro Hills Church in Oceanside, where he was a parishioner and a janitorial employee, to speak with his pastor and had taken a revolver with him, Sgt. Kelan Poorman said.Officers surrounded the house of worship and saw 54-year-old Jeffrey Paul Jarvie inside with the gun, the sergeant said. Jarvie had keys to the building because of his janitorial job.Over the next hour, Jarvie, who was alone in the church, repeatedly walked outside and then returned inside, appearing "very agitated," according to Poorman.About 7:45 p.m., Jarvie reached into his waistband while outside the church and began pulling out the handgun, prompting an officer to fire a non-lethal rubber projectile at him.The shot missed, but upon hearing the discharge, Jarvie threw down his pistol and lay on the ground. He was arrested without further incident.After his arrest, Jarvie told his pastor, who had arrived during the standoff, that he had wanted to meet with him so he could ask if he would go to hell if he killed himself, the sergeant said.Jarvie is "mentally unstable" and prohibited from carrying a firearm due to a prior domestic-violence conviction, according to Poorman.The suspect was booked into the Vista Jail, where he was being held on lieu of $20,000 bail pending arraignment tentatively scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.