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Charges Pending in Second Jeff Co. Standoff

July 13, 2018 - 9:18 am
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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Charges are pending in the second Jefferson County standoff in as many days.

Captain Gary Higginbotham says they were called to a home in House Springs around 1:30 Thursday afternoon to investigate a vehicle theft and reports of other stolen property. Four people cooperated with police, but one didn't.

“We took our precautions and he eventually was located in the house after entry by our SWAT team and once he was located he was actually compliant,” he says.

Higginbotham says no weapons were used, but the suspect has a lengthy, sometimes violent, criminal history and had access to firearms in the house -- that's why SWAT was activated.