LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — After several hours of negotiating, the Lynchburg Police Department says a man has been given felony charges following a stand-off situation that occurred on Monday night.
Around 11:30 p.m. on March 6th, officers arrived at the 1600 block of Pierce Street to investigate an alleged assault and found two female victims with minor injuries. The two victims claimed to allegedly have witnessed 28-year-old Carroll E. Williams inside the residence with firearms when the situation escalated.
As the investigation continued, officers learned that Williams was inside the home and barricaded himself in the attic. The Lynchburg Police Departments’ Tactical Unit, Drone Team, and Crisis Negotiations Team were then called to assist, and a stand-off situation developed throughout the next several hours.
After five hours of negotiating, Williams was successfully taken into custody. He was charged with the following:
- Assault and Battery
- Domestic Assault and Battery
- Violation of Protective Order
- Violation of a Protective Order while Committing an Assault
- Possessing a Firearm by a Convicted Felon
The victims were treated at the scene by Lynchburg Fire Department medics for their injuries and released. Williams is being held without bond at the Blue Ridge Regional Jail.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Lynchburg Police Department at 434-455-6041 or Crime Stoppers at 888- 798-5900. Tips can also be entered online or through the P3 mobile app.