WELLSVILLE — A standoff between a 36-year-old man and Cache County Sheriff’s deputies ended peacefully Tuesday afternoon.
Lt. Doyle Peck said Jeremy Jones barricaded himself inside a home near 621 South Center St. around 9:43 a.m.
Jones had been hiding in the home for a lengthy period of time while family members were removing property from the home. Due to an active protective order, he was not supposed to be at the home, but was discovered by family members hiding in a bedroom.
The family was able to exit the home safely as the man reportedly barricaded himself in a bedroom, breaking windows and screwing some doors shut.
Peck said the man was reportedly intoxicated and communicating with deputies by text message.
“Basically it was handled through Cache County Sheriff’s Office,” said Peck. “Utilizing the patrol deputies, school resource deputies, the Cache County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team was called out and that SWAT team does consist of both patrol deputies as well as jail deputies, assigned to the correctional division. So with that number of staff, we were able to contain the situation and handle it appropriately.”
Jones surrendered just after 12 p.m. After being evaluated by medics he was transported to Logan Regional Hospital for a crisis evaluation. The standoff lasted just over two hours.
Traffic was blocked along Center Street from 500 South to 700 South during the standoff.
Peck said Jones was recently released from jail. Criminal charges are pending.