Lynchburg man in custody after barricading himself in home for six hours

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — After spending nearly six hours barricaded in a home, a wanted Lynchburg man was taken into police custody overnight.

According to the Lynchburg Police Department, officers arrived at the 200 block of Alta Lane at 7:34 p.m. on Saturday to serve 33-year-old Charles Dustin Johnson with outstanding warrants for breaking and entering with the intent to commit a felony, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and obtaining money by false pretenses.

Police say that Johnson barricaded himself inside the residence when officers attempted to talk with him. The Lynchburg Police Department sent members of the Tactical Unit and Crisis Negotiations Team to help take Johnson into custody, but after several failed attempts to speak with Johnson, authorities say that officers forced Johnson out of the residence using chemical agents.

Tactical Unit officers took Johnson into custody and, as of Sunday morning, the Lynchburg Police Department says that Johnson has also been charged with:

  • One count of manufacturing, selling, giving, distributing, or possessing with intent to manufacture, sell, give, or distribute methamphetamine;
  • One count of possession of a firearm while in possession of a controlled substance;
  • Two counts of possession of a firearm by a felon; and
  • One count of possession of ammunition by a felon.

This is an ongoing investigation. Check back with WFXR News for updates on the investigation.

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