Fulton Standoff Ends Peacefully

A Fulton man was arrested early Thursday morning after a brief standoff.

Fulton Police give this account of events:

At about 11:45 p.m. Wednesday, police came to a home on S. Fifth St. to investigate a report of a domestic dispute.

As they arrived, 28 year old Jason T. Stevens fled.

Police eventually left the home but heard that Stevens had come back.

They returned to find Stevens locked into the home.  They believed he was alone.  They had been told that he had previously threatened to use a weapon if police showed up.

Police say they talked to Stevens through a window and on the phone, and he refused to come out.

The Sheriff’s Department’s SWAT team was called to the scene.

Finally, at about 3:12 a.m., Stevens was talked into leaving the home.  He was arrested without incident.  No weapon was found in the home.

Stevens was charged with three misdemeanors: unlawful imprisonment, obstructing governmental administration, and menacing.  He was also charged with harassment, a violation.