UPDATE: Barricaded man in custody after hours-long standoff in Pittsylvania County

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UPDATE: 6:30 p.m.: Authorities confirm to WFXR News that Paul Michael Dalton, Jr. has been taken into custody.

WFXR News has a crew on the scene and we will update this story when we hear more details.


UPDATE 5:15 p.m.: Police are still at the scene as a man refuses to come out of a home on Strawberry Road in Pittsylvania County.

As of 5 p.m., on Tuesday, negotiations are continuing to get the man, identified as Paul Michael Dalton, Jr., to exit the house.

A mental health counselor has joined the negotiations team and is currently in communication with Dalton, according to officials.

Authorities say there are no indications that anyone besides Dalton is in the home.


PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Members of the Strawberry Road community are asked to shelter in place while Pittsylvania County authorities try to negotiate with a wanted man inside a local residence.

The Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office says investigators tried to serve arrest warrants previously obtained on a Paul Michael Dalton, Jr. on Tuesday, Feb. 23.

Authorities say Dalton was known to frequent a residence in the Strawberry Road area of Pittsylvania County, but when investigators arrived at the residence, they found Dalton outside with a firearm in his possession.

Dalton then retreated inside the residence, where he still remains at the time of this writing, according to the sheriff’s office.

The Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office Crisis Management team has reportedly made contact with
Dalton and are working to resolve his surrender at this time.

In order to keep the community informed of the increased presence of law enforcement and to keep the surrounding community safe, officials say they made a reverse 911 call to residents within a half mile of the active scene, asking them to shelter in place during this time.

In addition, authorities notified Pittsylvania County Public Schools to try to alter bus routes for Tuesday afternoon’s dismissal.

No through traffic is currently allowed through Strawberry Road, the sheriff’s office says.

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