Man in custody after hours-long standoff in Lynchburg

Published: Jan. 12, 2020 at 5:50 AM EST
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After a nearly six-hour standoff, Lynchburg Police took a man into custody early Sunday.

Just after 7:30 Saturday night, officers responded to the 200 block of Alta Lane to serve 33-year-old Charles Johnson with outstanding warrants for breaking and entering with the intent to commit a felony, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and obtaining money by false pretenses.

Officers say Johnson then barricaded himself in the house.

After attempts to speak with Johnson, officers used chemical agents to force him out of the home and take him into custody.

He faces additional charges, including one count of manufacturing, selling, giving, distributing or possessing with intent to manufacture, sell, give or distribute methamphetamine, as well as multiple firearms charges, according to Lynchburg Police.

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