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A Rockmart man was jailed on a trio of misdemeanor charges following a standoff with police that ended peacefully on Wednesday in Polk County.

According to jail records from the Polk County Sheriff's Office, Jamie Scott Ogle, 44, of 900 Morgan Valley Road, Rockmart, was charged with reckless conduct, discharging firearm while under influence of alcohol or drugs and discharge of firearms on or near public highway or street.

Ogle remained in jail on the trio of misdemeanor charges awaiting superior court to determine the amount of his bail.

Following the resolution of the standoff on Wednesday, local police reported that Ogle surrendered to authorities after several attempts to get in touch with him by phone before he eventually called Sheriff Johnny Moats back.

Moats said he was able to talk down Ogle, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, who was alleged to be shooting a firearm in the direction of a man who was forced to hide behind a barn during part of the day.

Police had tried through the afternoon to make contact with him several times before Moats said Ogle called back and they were able to talk him down and end the incident peacefully.

Polk County Police Chief Kenny Dodd said that Ogle fired several times, first at the neighbor and then later once police arrived. Floyd County's SWAT team leader Capt. Tom Ewing was also called to the scene, but Ogle surrendered before their assistance was needed.

Dodd said on Wednesday that his officers sought a search warrant to inspect Ogle's property to confirm whether shots were fired or not.

He was also questioned by police before he was officially charged.