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Benton County law enforcement authorities said a Madison County man held them at bay for nearly six hours Sunday when he gathered guns and climbed a cellphone tower near Cave Springs.

Ronald Jeff Grigg, 55, of 382 Madison County Road 7105 near Huntsville, was arrested Sunday in connection with felony aggravated assault, felony first-degree terroristic threatening and misdemeanor drunken, insane and disorderly persons.

Police said deputies responded to the Mill Dam Road area in Cave Springs for a welfare check and found Grigg atop a tower with five guns.

Lt. Rich Conner said he dropped most of his guns by accident and "was holding out until he dropped his cigarette lighter. Then, he decided it was time to come down."

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