Six-hour standoff leads to man’s arrest Saturday in Carroll County

New River Valley News

(Image courtesy of the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office).

CARROLL COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office says a domestic situation on Saturday led to a standoff that lasted a few hours.

According to the sheriff’s office, the incident took place in the 600 block of River Hill Road.

At the scene, a deputy saw two residents exit the home who told authorities that their son was inside of the home and was highly upset. They told deputies that the man was going to a back bedroom to get a gun.

Deputies set up a perimeter around the home as other law enforcement agencies arrived.

An investigation determined that an assault took place and the son was the suspect.

Warrants were obtained for the son’s arrest — based on the victim’s written statement to authorities.

Due to the severity of the incident, and thinking that the man was armed, a tactical team was deployed.

For around two-and-a-half hours, law enforcement gave numerous verbal commands for the son to exit the home.

After the man failed to exit, law enforcement utilized a robot to search part of the home for the man.

The man was not found, after searching inside several rooms of the home. Then, authorities released gas into the home in hopes of getting the man to exit.

Ultimately, after around six hours, authorities entered the home; found the man, identified as Kevin Lee Sizemore, 42, of Woodlawn; and arrested him without further incident.

They did find a rifle near the room in which the man was barricaded.

Sizemore was charged with several crimes including:

  • Burglary
  • Assault and battery of a family member
  • Destruction of property
  • Trespassing
  • Petit larceny
  • Obstruction of justice

An emergency protective order was also issued.

Sizemore was taken to the New River Valley Regional Jail.

Virginia State Police, Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources, Galax Police Department, Laurel Rescue and the Galax Fire Department were all on the scene to help.

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