There were warrants out against Carl Jerome Stanley II for escape and child support. The three hour event caused quite a stir in the neighborhood where it happened.
During the standoff the apartment building was barricaded and evacuated and another building was partially evacuated. People in the neighborhood were also asked to stay in their homes. Some residents saw everything, and they are happy with a peaceful solution.
Stanley barricaded himself inside this apartment building by the intersection of 8th and Spring. People in the area were surprised to see Police Officers and the swat outside of their home.
"This doesn't happen everyday," neighbor Hazel Creek said.
Hazel Creek is a next door neighbor of the barricaded building. She noticed the police out of the window of her basement-level home.
"I came out, an officer approached me there in the front and he's like where do you live? I said in the basement, and he said just want to let you know we have a fugitive, he's here, we don't know if he has a gun," Creek said.
Stanley had two warrants out for his arrest, including 2nd degree escape. Authorities were tipped off to his location, and that he possibly had access to weapons. Stanley turned himself in around 2 pm. Creek is glad that the fugitive is in custody, and that no one was hurt.
"I'm glad they got him, I'm glad they got him because we have a lot of children around here, a lot of children. My sister has 5 down here, up above us there's 5, 6 children, and having someone like that you don't know, anything can happen," Creek said.
The arrest warrant for Stanley's 2nd degree escape charge was issued in June, and if he is convicted he could face up to 5 years in prison.