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A La Plata man was arrested after an early morning standoff with police Jan. 27 in the 7200 block of Hawthorne Road, the Charles County Sheriff’s Office reported.

Officers arrived at 12:50 a.m. to investigate a report of shots fired and learned that Walter Brown, 43, had gone outside his home and fired several rounds from his shotgun and walked back inside.

Police tried but failed to make contact with Brown. Officers with the department’s Emergency Response Team entered the house and took Brown into custody.

Inside the home, officers found three shotguns, three rifles and two handguns.

Brown has been charged with possession of a rifle or shotgun by a person with a felony conviction.

Officer D. Harrison is investigating.

JEFF NEWMAN