Staff Writer
A distraught man who climbed the Verizon cellphone tower in the Emerson Park community as he tried to evade being arrested on an assault charge was taken into custody after a 10-hour standoff with law enforcement officers.
Brandon Josef Weingard, 34, of the 1900 block of Colorado Avenue, was taken into custody just before 3 p.m. after he was talked into surrendering to officers, stated Ware County, Sheriff Randy Royal.

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