Oklahoma City police arrest man in standoff

Oklahoma City police were called to northwest Oklahoma City after a bail bondsman reported seeing someone with a gun run back inside a home in the 200 block of NW 121, police Capt. Dexter Nelson said.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: February 12, 2014 at 10:23 pm •  Published: February 12, 2014
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A man was arrested Wednesday after a standoff with police in northwest Oklahoma City.

James Jones, 31, was arrested on several warrants in addition to complaints stemming from the standoff, police said.

A bail bondsman was trying to serve warrants on Jones at a house in the 200 block of NW 121 when he saw a man with a gun run back into the home, police Capt. Dexter Nelson said.

Jones' girlfriend's elderly mother was believed to be in the home with him, Nelson said. There also were children inside, who were allowed to leave the home, he said.

“This is the first standoff I have ever seen in this neighborhood, but it's not unusual to see cops or a helicopter overhead,” said Darrelepha Todd, who lives nearby.

Antwone Young was raised in the neighborhood. When he heard about the standoff, Young rushed to the area to check on his mother and brother who still live in the area.

“Growing up, the police weren't always over here. ... When that big armed truck rolls up, it's kinda scary,” he said, pointing to the tactical truck.

Police negotiated with Jones for several hours before he surrendered.


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