Decatur Man Arrested After Standoff With Police

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DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – A man who surrendered peacefully after a standoff with police this afternoon was charged with third-degree domestic assault, according to Lieutenant John Crouch.

24-year-old Larondrick Macklin, was arrested on the domestic assault charge and on three outstanding counts of failure to appear, police said.

He is currently in the Decatur City Jail.

Police who were called to a domestic disturbance at an Eighth Avenue Northwest home at 3:45 p.m. said that witnesses told them a woman had ran out of the front door of the home while being chased by a man with a pistol. Witnesses said the man caught the woman and forced her back into the home.

The Decatur Police Department Special Response Team was called out and responded to the scene.  Eventually, Macklin began using his cell phone to call family members. Officer Michael Kitchens was on the scene and knew Macklin. One of the family members who was speaking to Macklin gave Kitchens their cell phone and Kitchens began speaking to Macklin directly.  

Over a period of time, Kitchens was able to convince Macklin to surrender and be taken into custody.

A TEC 9  9mm handgun was recovered in the house after Macklin’s arrest.  Neither the female nor Macklin was injured during the incident.  

Police said the woman has refused to cooperate and has denied that the domestic incident happened.

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