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July 10, 2014

Armed man surrenders after 4-hour standoff

DUNCAN — An armed man barricaded himself inside a bedroom for about four hours before finally surrendering to Stephens County sheriff’s deputies on Wednesday night.

The suspect’s girlfriend called police after he threatened to kill her during an argument earlier in the day, Sheriff Wayne McKinney said.

He also vowed to kill the man who owned the home about 2 miles west of Duncan in which he was living as well as any officers who responded to the woman’s call for help, McKinney said.

After the man’s girlfriend and homeowner were safely out of the home, two deputies negotiated with the suspect from about four hours through a locked bedroom door in the home before he finally surrendered, McKinney said.

Officers turned off power to the house during the standoff while deputies continued talking to the suspect, the sheriff said.

The man, who is wanted on several outstanding warrants, told police he wouldn’t return to jail, but McKinney said he finally gave up after “a lot of talking.”

The sheriff said he would release the suspect’s name on Thursday along with more details of the incident.


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