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Posted: Sunday, July 7, 2013 6:11 pm | Updated: 10:50 am, Mon Jul 15, 2013.

UPDATED: A Franklin County man who was the target of a manhunt Sunday in the Lonedell area has been charged in a felony complaint, authorities said.

A $250,000 cash-only bond was ordered for Bryan E. Thrower, 48, who was charged Monday afternoon with one count of first-degree domestic assault.

Thrower is accused of assaulting his elderly parents at their home in the 6000 block of Oak Grove Church Road.

The incident, reported about 1:30 p.m. Sunday, led authorities to call in SWAT teams from Franklin and Jefferson counties to secure the area. Thrower was arrested later after a canine unit from Jefferson County tracked him to a creek where he was hiding, according to reports.   

See the Wednesday Missourian for the complete story.

Earlier Story

Franklin County deputies had a man in custody about 6:30 p.m. Sunday who allegedly assaulted his elderly parents at a home off Oak Grove Church Road in the Lonedell area. 

SWAT teams from Franklin and Jefferson counties responded to the area shortly after 5 p.m. after the suspect's mother called the sheriff's and reported the son had assaulted them. 

St. Louis County police also responded with an aircraft to aid in the search.

Sgt. Tom Leasor with the sheriff's office told The Missourian that the Jefferson County canine unit tracked the suspect to a wooded area between Oak Grove Church Road and Highway 30. 

The man, who was not identified, was taken into custody without incident, Sgt. Leasor said.

Earlier Story

Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke said shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday that SWAT teams from Franklin and Jefferson counties were responding to the Lonedell area to search for a 40-year-old man. 

The suspect allegedly beat his elderly parents, according to the sheriff, and was reported to have several guns. 

The mother called the sheriff's office but as she was talking to a deputy, the line went dead, Toelke said.

Deputies responded to the area and found the parents walking on a road. 

They reported hearing gunshots and were attempting to locate the man who allegedly was on drugs. 

Check back for updates and pick up the Wednesday Missourian for the complete story

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