Limestone County standoff ends peacefully with 2 arrests

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LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – A man barricaded himself into his home when Limestone County deputies attempted to execute an arrest warrant.

When deputies arrived at a residence on Lasso Circle in Toney, they made contact with 26-year-old Brent Michael Bircher and 26-year-old Jessica Smith.

Deputies say that Bircher ran and barricaded himself inside of the home.

Deputies were informed that Bircher was likely armed with a handgun.  The Special Response Team was called to the scene and they entered the home.

Authorities found Bircher hiding in a closet and arrested him without incident.

Bircher and Smith were arrested and both are charged with 3rd Degree Burglary.

Deputies said that additional charges may be pending for Bircher.