According to Police, on Friday, police and officers with the U.S. Marshall Task Force were attempting to serve an arrest warrant to Penn, when he locked himself inside a home on Hunters Ridge Road.
Police said after more than two hours of negotiating, officers administered tear gas, and Penn was successfully taken into custody.
Police said the original arrest warrant was issued for Capias, which required Penn to return to court to reinstate a previously suspended sentence on a previous adjudicated felony.
Neither Penn nor the officers were injured during the incident.
The Christiansburg Police Department says additional charges against Penn may be forthcoming.
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WFXR) — One man was taken into custody Friday evening in Christiansburg after police say tactical teams had to deploy tear gas to make him surrender.
On Sept. 1, the U.S. Marshals Service was attempting to serve a capias warrant, according to Christiansburg Police, which is typically used to guarantee a court appearance. The man is said to have several felony charges.
Authorities said he allegedly fled from officers and barricaded himself in a home on Cambria Street and Providence Boulevard Northwest.
Christiansburg Police tells WFXR News that authorities tried to negotiate with the subject for two hours before the tactical team entered the house and deployed tear gas. Officers said the chemical agent was needed for him to finally surrender peacefully.
The man is back in custody and no additional charges are being filed.
Christiansburg Police and Montgomery Sheriff’s Office assisted U.S. Marshals.