GRAY — Officials with the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office say no charges have been lodged against a Gray man whose family was concerned about him because he was allegedly drunk, holding a rifle and refusing to speak with sheriff’s deputies.

Relatives of the man, who lives on Center Road, called police around 10 p.m. Monday because they were concerned about their safety. They said the man had been drinking most of the day and had become verbally abusive toward them, according to a press release issued today by Capt. Jeff Davis.

Davis said deputies convinced the man to leave his house around midnight. He was not charged with any crimes because he did not threaten to harm himself or others, Davis said. The incident was not described as a standoff by sheriff’s deputies.

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