Suspect identified after standoff with police in Decatur


DECATUR, Ala. – A man found dead following a standoff with Decatur Police has been identified.

According to Decatur Police, Friday at about 8:15 a.m., officers were called to a home in the 3700-block of Neches Court Southwest to a domestic call.

Officials said they were told by the owner of the home that her ex-husband, identified as 53-year-old Richard Cannon McBay of Athens, broke into her home that morning and held her against her will before she escaped.

Decatur Police’s Crisis Negotiation Unit and special operations team were called to the home to try and talk with McBay after he barricaded himself inside the house.

Officials said negotiations went on for several hours and McBay would not comply with officers.

Decatur Police said it was later discovered that a fire had been set in the home and McBay was found dead.

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