Clare County Deputies Looking For Man Following Standoff Near Ashard Road

Police have been surrounding a house in Clare County with a man barricaded inside, and they say he has a gun.

Just before 6 p.m., we learned from police that there’s no one inside.

Police first surrounded the house at 10 Monday morning.

The house is on Shadowbrooke Drive by Hemlock Avenue and Ashard Road. 

The Clare County Sheriff’s Office says Tyler Kerns was distraught over having to go to court Monday.

A family member made the 911 call after seeing the man go inside the garage alone with a gun.

Investigators have issued search and arrest warrants and have found one round of ammunition from what they say is an AK 47.

But after police went inside, the say Kerns was not in the home.

Neighbors were evacuated and people who live nearby have been told to stay inside and lock the doors.

Now police are looking for Kerns, but do not believe there is any threat to the public.

Kerns is 28-years-old, 5’6″, 170 pounds and was last seen wearing blue jeans, work boots and a green shirt. He also has more facial hair now.

If you have any information, you’re asked to call police.