Man arrested after standoff at Florence gas station


FLORENCE, Ala. – The Florence Police Department was called to a standoff at the Marathon gas station off Cox Creek Parkway.

A large police presence was reported at the Marathon gas station off Cox Creek Parkway at 2:44 p.m. Wednesday by Florence police.

The Lauderdale County Sheriff’s office confirmed that law enforcement was involved in a stand off with a person who has outstanding warrants.

Sheriff Rick Singleton confirmed the suspect’s name is Jonathan Sharp. Sharp was taken into custody by deputies and then transported to an area hospital.

The department asked the public to avoid the intersection of Helton Drive and Cox Creek Parkway.

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