Charges Brought In Pitt County Standoff

Charges have now been brought against a Pitt County man who led lawmen on a four-hour standoff Tuesday afternoon.

Lakey Jones, Jr. is charged with communicating threats and assault on emergency personnel.

Deputies say Jones was combative and intoxicated when he assaulted an EMS worker after they responded to his home. That led to the standoff with officers after they say he wouldn't come out of his home.

The 37-year-old Jones was captured after deputies fired tear gas into his home.

Deputies say he was first examined by a doctor and then charged by authorities. Jones is in the Pitt County Detention Center on $1500 bond.

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A four hour standoff ended in Pitt County Tuesday afternoon after tear gas was fired into the man's home.

Deputies say it started around 11:30 a.m. when a man who lives on Stanley Road called 911, complaining of chest pains. But when an ambulance arrived the man barricaded himself inside. During the process one EMS worker was injured.

Deputies set up a perimeter around the house, calling in a special response team. The sheriff's office says the man told them he was armed, but no weapon was ever found.

Several roads were closed down as a precaution, including a section of Highway 102.

Just before 4:00 p.m. the standoff ended when tear gas was fired into the home.

The man, who neighbors say is in his mid-40's, was taken to Pitt County Memorial Hospital.

The closed roads have since reopened.

The sheriff's department says charges against the man are pending. Deputies say no one else was injured in the standoff.

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Authorities have closed several roads because of a standoff in Pitt County.

WITN News has been told it's been going on for several hours at a home on Stanley Road.

Deputies and state troopers closed off Stanley Road and a section of Highway 102 as a precaution.

Fire trucks and ambulances were staged on County Home Road, but within the past few minutes they sped toward the scene after tear gas was fired into the home.

We are told the standoff is over and authorities are about the brief reporters about what happened.

WITN News has a crew at the scene and will bring you more details as they happen on this developing story.

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