Pittsylvania County standoff ends as authorities arrest man

Hours-long standoff ended peacefully on Tuesday evening


Authorities arrested Paul Michael Dalton after a standoff that lasted several hours on Tuesday.

He was arrested shortly before 6:30 p.m. when he surrendered to law enforcement.

Dalton was wanted on three grand larceny charges, two breaking and entering charges and one charge of destruction of property.

A man has barricaded himself inside of a home in Pittsylvania County, according to the Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities said investigators tried to arrest Paul Michael Dalton outside of a home on Strawberry Road, and when they arrived they said they found him outside the house with a gun.

Authorities say Paul Dalton has barricaded himself inside of a Pittsylvania County home (Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office)

Dalton then went back inside the home and is currently inside, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities now say there are no indications of any other people inside the residence with him.

Authorities said the Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office Crisis Management team has been in contact with Dalton and is working to get him to surrender.

A reverse 911 call was made to anyone who lives within a half-mile of the active scene, asking them to shelter in place. The Pittsylvania County School systems were also notified so they could alter bus routes for the afternoon.

As of 1:45 p.m., Strawberry Road is closed to the public.

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