Stand-off Ends Peacefully in Owens Cross Roads

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OWENS CROSS ROADS, Ala. (WHNT) – A potentially dangerous situation came to a peaceful resolve on Friday night when police peacefully ended a standoff with a man who barricaded himself inside his house.

It all started earlier Friday evening when the Madison County Sheriff’s Office got a call from the family of a man who had made threats against himself.

Deputies performed a well-fare check on the man and found him barricaded inside a residence on Victorian Lane, just off of Highway 431.

A SWAT team was called in, and after a few hours, the decision was made to enter the residence.

The man was found unresponsive, but unharmed inside the residence. He was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Authorities said that no charges are currently pending against the man and they are satisfied with the outcome of this incident.


  • JR

    Sensationalized reporting. Barricaded ??? The door was just locked and he was passed out inside. My doors are locked while I am asleep inside my home. Way to add to the story.

  • JR

    At least he was just asleep. If he had been awake, the macho swat team would have probably shot him to death. They have a habit of doing that. The hand picked cronies are just doing the boss’s dirty work. How is that death investigation going on the dude who defended the victim that was attacked by the deputy who beat him down for looking as his girl at a bar? How is that dirty cop thief who used to handle the sex offender cases? Did he get arrested yet? Just curious. How is the drunk chief now sergeant doing in his new less paying role? Just curious.

  • Jon

    I don’t think the reporting was sensationalized, but maybe the response was. A section of highway 431 was closed down and traffic was rerouted while dozens of officers responded to this. There were black unmarked SUVs, an armored SWAT vehicle, ambulances, fire trucks, and regular police cars. It looked like something much worse than a distraught man locked in his house.

  • cole

    I have made it for 60 years without having to call the police for anything . I hope the day never come’s that I have to because I don’t have enough room for all these vehicle’s at my house .

  • Karinttt

    I don’t see anything wrong with their response at all. It’s not like they have x-ray vision and can see thru the walls that the man is asleep. And different units are required to respond just in case. Better to have them, than to need them and them not to have been deployed. Most of the time, they aren’t needed. But if they were needed and not there, the public outcry would have been horrendous against the cops. And, yes, there are good cops and bad cops…as there are in every profession. To choose to color all cops as bad because of a few bad apples, is not very bright. If it weren’t for the cops, you wouldn’t be safe anywhere and neither would your business. The overwhelming majority of cops are good cops. I would like to know the number of people cops have saved or protected versus what the bad ones have done. I’ll be the percentages are more than overwhelmingly on the good side. Looks like there’s no winning with the trolls. Either way, they’re whining about something.

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