Police arrest man following standoff in Henry County

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HENRY COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ7) Police have arrested a man following an hours-long standoff in the Fieldale area of Henry County.

The incident started around 12:15 p.m. Friday. Police were searching for Kevin Helton, for several warrants and on suspicion of several break-ins in Henry County and outside of the area.

When police arrived, Helton would not cooperate. After some time passed, police used tear gas to be able to get into the house safely to make an arrest.

Police were also able to recover some stolen goods, including a shotgun, from recent break-ins following entering the house.

Helton was taken into custody around 2:45 p.m. No one was harmed during the arrest.

More charges are pending.