Jacksonville standoff ends peacefully - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Jacksonville standoff ends peacefully

Anniston Police Special Response Team arrives to the scene on McFall Road in Jacksonville. Source: Dixon Hayes Anniston Police Special Response Team arrives to the scene on McFall Road in Jacksonville. Source: Dixon Hayes
The standoff happened at a home on McFall Road in Jacksonville. Source: Dixon Hayes The standoff happened at a home on McFall Road in Jacksonville. Source: Dixon Hayes
A Jacksonville police car took two family members of the armed man to the residence. Source: Dixon Hayes A Jacksonville police car took two family members of the armed man to the residence. Source: Dixon Hayes
Charles Evenray Still. Source: Jacksonville Police Department Charles Evenray Still. Source: Jacksonville Police Department
JACKSONVILLE, AL (WBRC) -

A Jacksonville man is in custody after what police call a morning of domestic violence, hostage taking and threats to police.

Charles Evenray Still, 26, of Jacksonville will be charged with domestic violence and reckless endangerment.

Police say the first call came in around 9 a.m. from the home on McFall Road in Jacksonville. Police say the call escalated to domestic violence and that's when police arrived.

Assistant Police Chief Bill Wineman says the suspect threatened police, then fired a gun as police arrived. Wineman says he's still unsure whether the man fired at the police cars or just fired into the air.

Wineman says when the standoff began, Still's wife and two children were still inside the mobile home. He says the wife and children escaped out a back door while Still was interacting with police.

Wineman says police negotiating from Anniston's Special Response Team resulted in the situation ending with peaceful surrender. Police also checked out the suspect's claim he had booby traps set up to trip explosives, but police never found any.

Two family members were taken to the scene during the standoff as police stayed in contact with the suspect by cell phone. One of the family members shouted at media members as she left, accusing them of falsely reporting that Still was a violent man.

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