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The 51-year-old man who Mount Pleasant police say threatened to kill himself Sunday at St. Paul the Apostle is facing gun charges stemming from the incident.

Ronald D. Jarvis, of Kenosha, was charged Monday in Racine County Circuit Court with one misdemeanor charge each of disorderly conduct, use of a dangerous weapon; possession of a firearm while intoxicated; and carrying a concealed weapon. If convicted, he faces up to 21 months in jail and/or up to $21,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint, officers were called at 12:30 p.m. Sunday to the parking lot of St. Paul the Apostle at 6400 Spring Street for a report of a man inside a truck who might kill himself because his relationship just ended. When police from both MPPD and Caledonia arrived, they found the man – later identified as Jarvis – inside his pick-up truck and witnesses who said they’d observed Jarvis with a gun.

Officers say they were able to make contact with Jarvis through his cell phone and convinced him to cooperate. Police confirmed that he disarmed his weapon and placed it on the dashboard per instructions before exiting.

Jarvis was taken into custody and agreed to both a PBT test and to speak to officers. His blood alcohol registered .097 and he told police that he never intended to kill himself but that he wanted his girlfriend to believe it, the complaint reads. Jarvis was medically cleared at Wheaton Franciscan St. Mary’s and transported to the Racine County Jail.

Mount Pleasant police Sgt. Eric Relich confirmed for Racine County Eye that human services was contacted to assess Jarvis’ mental health.

Online court records Monday night did not indicate if Jarvis was still in jail or what happened at his initial appearance.

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