Man in custody after day-long barricade in Lynchburg

Published: Jun. 16, 2022 at 11:53 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 16, 2022 at 10:05 PM EDT
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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ) - A day-long barricade incident in Lynchburg has ended with a man in custody.

Lynchburg Police were called shortly after 2 a.m. Thursday to investigate a domestic situation at the James Crossing Apartments. A dispatcher detailed hearing a female crying and screaming at someone to “get out.”

Responding officers heard items being stacked up against the front door, according to police, and made contact with a male and a female, neither of whom would open the door or go outside for the officers, according to police.

The male was identified as John Christopher Jones, who had an active arrest warrant out on him, police say. The LPD Tactical Unit, Crisis Negotiations Team and Drone Unit responded, and after more than 18 hours of negotiations, and with the assistance from the Virginia State Police Tactical Unit, Jones was taken into custody., according to police.

Police said Thursday evening no one had been hurt during the incident.

Jones, 52 of Lynchburg, was arrested and charged with Domestic Assault and Battery and Misdemeanor Capias. He was taken to the Blue Ridge Regional Jail Authority in Lynchburg.

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