Standoff ends in Pittsylvania County

Paul Dalton Jr. retreated into a home on Strawberry Road when investigators with the...
Paul Dalton Jr. retreated into a home on Strawberry Road when investigators with the Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office attempted to serve arrest warrants.(PCSO)
Published: Feb. 23, 2021 at 1:45 PM EST
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PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - UPDATE: The suspect exited the building peacefully, according to investigators, and has been taken into custody.

UPDATE: The suspect is still barricaded, but is in open communication with authorities.

Two others were in the home at one point, but were able to leave freely, according to the Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office.

EARLIER: The Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office is working a standoff after investigators attempted to serve arrest warrants to a person.

Paul Michael Dalton, Jr. was known to frequent a home in the Strawberry Road area of the county. When investigators arrived at the home Tuesday, Dalton was outside with a gun, according to deputies. He retreated inside where he currently remains.

The sheriff office’s crisis management team has made contact with Dalton and is working to resolve his surrender.

In an effort to keep the community informed and the surrounding area safe, the office said it conducted a reverse 911 call to residents within a half-mile radius of the scene. Those in the affected area have been asked to shelter in place. The Pittsylvania County School systems were also notified in an effort to alter bus routes for Tuesday afternoon.

No through traffic is permitted through Strawberry Road at this time.

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