Roanoke man arrested after hours-long standoff in Lynchburg, police say

Lynchburg & Central Virginia News

 LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — A Roanoke man is in custody after a barricade situation in Lynchburg that lasted more than two hours on Thursday.

According to the Lynchburg Police Department, around 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25, officers joined members of the U.S. Marshals Service and other federal agencies in responding to the 2500 block of High Street to execute a search warrant and several arrest warrants for 30-year-old Jasper Reed Jackson of Roanoke. 

When police arrived, they say they tried to speak with Jackson, but he barricaded himself inside a residence with several other people who were there willfully.

Members of the Lynchburg Police Department’s Crisis Negotiations Team were reportedly dispatched to help take Jackson into custody. After spending hours speaking with Jackson, officials say they were able to de-escalate the situation and take Jackson into custody peacefully. 

According to the department, Jackson was arrested on the following outstanding warrants out of Roanoke City that were not related to Thursday’s incident:

  • Two counts of malicious wounding
  • Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
  • Use of a firearm in the commission of a felony
  • Assault
  • Brandishing a firearm 

Police say additional federal warrants are pending, but the investigation is still ongoing.

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