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July 11, 2014

Man in police standoff was drinking, sheriff says

DUNCAN — A man who threatened to kill his girlfriend and locked himself in a bedroom for four hours while deputies tried to convince him to surrender spent Thursday in the Stephens County Jail  for felony warrants.

Stephens County Sheriff Wayne McKinney said Jimmy Taulbee, 32, had warrants for possession of a controlled dangerous substance and evading police.

Taulbee had also been drinking on Wednesday when he allegedly threatened to kill his girlfriend and the man who owned the home he was staying in about two miles west of Duncan , McKinney said.

Taulbee locked himself in a room of the home, and, after the homeowner and Taulbee’s girlfriend were out of the home, deputies proceeded to negotiate with him through the door, McKinney said.

He said Taulbee told police he wouldn’t return to jail, but eventually surrendered and was taken to the Stephens County Jail for the outstanding warrants.

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