Sheriff: Man in custody following Wayne County standoff

January 12, 2019 11:08 PM

A Wayne County man with warrants out for his arrest is in custody after investigators say he barricaded himself inside a home.

Wayne County Sheriff's Office says that Shannon Jones, 32, of Williamson barricaded himself into a home near Route 104 after a confrontation around 2 a.m. on Saturday.

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During the time of the incident a woman and five children were inside the residence which drew a heavy police presence according to Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts 

Sheriff Virts said that it is believed Jones barricaded himself inside the home due to four warrants for his arrest, including felony criminal contempt, aggravated family offense charges and an order of protection against him. 

The female inside the residence, 28-year-old Stephanie Arenas, allowed the children to leave the residence. The children were checked by EMS and turned over to family members.

Approximately an hour after the release of the children, both Jones and Arenas left the residence and were taken into custody.

Jones is charged with two counts of criminal contempt in the second degree, one count of aggravated family offense, three counts of harassment in the second degree and one count of criminal trespassing in the second degree. He was remanded to Wayne County Jail on no bail.

Arenas was arrested for hindering prosecution and five counts of endangering the welfare of a child. 

Jones is currently in custody and additional charges are expected.

The investigation is ongoing. 


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