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6 Hour Craven County Standoff Ends Peacefully

By: Dan Yesenosky
By: Dan Yesenosky

The Craven County Sheriff's Office says a standoff with a man they tried to serve involuntary commitment papers ended when the man surrendered after 6 hours of negotiations. Deputies responded to a home about 3:30 Tuesday afternoon where they said they were "met with resistance." The standoff ended about 9:30 p.m.

The man's name is not being released. Captain Joe Heckman said deputies spoke for several hours with the man holed up in a home on Highway 306 at the intersection of Highway 101 in Craven County between Beaufort and Havelock.

Deputies approached the home to serve involuntary commitment papers by request of the man's family. Deputies say they believe the man had some sort of "barreled" weapon.

Deputies say no one else was inside the home.

Authorities cut off power to make it uncomfortable for the man to stay in the home, but used no force to get him out because he did not appear to be a danger to anyone.


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