Homicide

Police: Agitated ex-boyfriend of murder suspect pulls out gun, taken into custody

Jody Herring is led out of court after her arraignment  in Vermont Superior Court in Barre, Vt., Monday, Aug. 10, 2015. The Vermont woman charged with killing a social worker because she was upset about losing custody of her 9-year-old daughter pleaded not guilty on Monday and was ordered held without bail. (Toby Talbot/Times Argus via AP, Pool)

Jody Herring is led out of court after her arraignment in Vermont Superior Court in Barre, Vt., Monday, Aug. 10, 2015. The Vermont woman charged with killing a social worker because she was upset about losing custody of her 9-year-old daughter pleaded not guilty on Monday and was ordered held without bail. (Toby Talbot/Times Argus via AP, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

Police say a former boyfriend of a woman charged in the death of a Vermont social worker last week has been taken into custody after he drew a gun outside a convenience store and seemed agitated.

Vermont State Police didn't say if his behavior was related to the Friday slaying of Lara Sobel and subsequent arrest of Jody Herring on a murder charge.

Police say 51-year-old Henry Premont of Williamstown, Vermont, was taken into custody outside the store in Barre Town, Vermont, where they found him after getting a call that he was sitting in a vehicle with a gun. Authorities say that when troopers approached him, he drew a handgun from inside his shirt.

Troopers drew their weapons. More officers arrived and the man surrendered. No one was injured.