News Releases

October 28, 2016: Burbank Man Charged with Brandishing Gun at Officers, Resisting Arrest

Contact: 
Ricardo Santiago, Public Information Officer
(213) 257-2000

A 65-year-old man is scheduled to be arraigned today on charges of brandishing a gun at officers attempting to arrest his brother at their Burbank home, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Steve Leroy Binkley (dob 3/17/51) faces two counts of resisting executive officer and one count of exhibiting a firearm in the presence of an officer.

Binkley is scheduled for arraignment in Department 1 of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Burbank Branch. Case GA099793 was filed on Oct. 6.

Officers with the Burbank Police Department were in Binkley’s residence in the 500 block of North Mariposa Street attempting to detain his 66-year-old brother who also lived at that property, prosecutors said. The defendant is charged with telling the officers to leave the house while holding a gun at his side, prosecutors added.

Binkley allegedly then barricaded himself in the residence before surrendering soon after.

The defendant faces a possible maximum sentence of more than four years in jail.

The case remains under investigation by the Burbank Police Department.