DES MOINES, Iowa (AP/CNN) - Authorities have released the name of a man arrested after a nearly four-hour standoff at an apartment complex in eastern Des Moines.
Police say 25-year-old Troy Ruggles is charged with two counts of attempted murder of a police officer and two counts of intimidation with a dangerous weapon. Online court records don’t list the name of an attorney who could comment for Ruggles, who lives in Des Moines.
Ruggles appeared in court Monday, and when the judge asked if his name was Troy Ruggles he said, "No, I am Jesus." He also told the judge he had his own lawyer.
Police say officers responding to reports of gunfire shortly before 5 a.m. Sunday found a man later identified as Ruggles on a second-floor balcony. Police say he fired at officers, and two officers returned fire before he retreated inside an apartment.
Ruggles was arrested without incident nearly four hours after police arrived. He was alone in the apartment.
No injuries have been reported.