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Montgomery County standoff over, man charged with attempted capital murder of a law enforcement officer

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Va.UPDATE, 7 a.m.

Jammie Duncan has been charged after a 6 and a half hour standoff in Montgomery County on June 12
Jammie Duncan has been charged after a 6 and a half hour standoff in Montgomery County on June 12 (Montgomery County Jail)

After six and a half hours, a standoff in Montgomery County has come to an end, according to the sheriff’s office.

Authorities say deputies were dispatched to a home in the 3700 block of Childress Road in the Riner area for a physical domestic incident.

When deputies entered the home, they say they were shot at. Authorities say they returned fire, and no deputies were hurt.

Crisis negotiators responded to the home after the man barricaded himself inside, according to the sheriff’s office.

Authorities say just before 5 a.m., the suspect surrendered without further incident.

Jammie Duncan, 45, of Christiansburg was taken into custody and has been charged with attempted capital murder or a law enforcement officer.

According to the sheriff’s office, additional charges are expected as the investigation continues.

UPDATE, 5:30 a.m.

Authorities say the standoff between a man and Montgomery County authorities has ended peacefully.

According to the sheriff’s office, the man came out of the house willingly and surrendered just before 5 a.m. He has been charged with one count of attempted capital murder of a law enforcement officer.

More charges are pending, authorities say.


ORIGINAL STORY

Authorities in Montgomery County say they are currently negotiating with a man who barricaded himself inside a home.

When deputies arrived at the home in the 3700 block of Childress Road in the Riner area on Thursday to respond to a domestic incident, they say the man shot at them. They say they returned fire, but that no deputies were hurt.

According to the sheriff’s office, there is no threat to the public.

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