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UPDATE: Assault suspect arrested after standoff on Jewell Avenue in Columbia

UPDATE: Assault suspect arrested...

COLUMBIA, Mo. - UPDATE 1/27 9:15 a.m.: Police said they arrested Joshua James Fay, 39, of Columbia, in connection to a domestic disturbance that led to a standoff in the 1000 block of Jewell Avenue Friday night.

Police said they were called to the residence just before 5:30 p.m. for reports of an assault. Police said information they initially received was that Fay and a 28-year-old female victim were involved in a domestic dispute.

According to a news release, the victim told police Fay kicked her in the head, dragged her across the floor by her hair, choked her, twisted her neck and threatened to kill her before she was able to escape. Officers said they saw blood and scratches on the victim's face and neck.

Police said while they attempted to contact Fay at the home, they heard what they thought was a shotgun being racked from inside. They said Fay was considered to be armed and dangerous so Crisis Negotiation and Special Weapons and Tactics teams were called to assist.

Police said after more than two hours of attempting to make contact with Fay, he eventually voluntarily surrendered and was detained without further incident.

Police said they arrested Fay for felony first-degree domestic assault.

UPDATE 9:00 p.m.: Police said the scene is being cleared and the area will be opened soon.

 

 

 

UPDATE 8:47 P.M.: The suspect is in custody after voluntarily coming out of the home, according to CPD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPDATE 8:21 PM.: Police said that SWAT used a pellet gun-like device to knock out a window and throw in a throw-phone. They weren't successful in getting the phone inside. Police also said that the home is three stories and the suspect is on the top floor, so it's making the situation more difficult.

Police emphasized that there has been no gunfire, but that the area should still be avoided.

 

 

 

 

UPDATE 8:03 P.M.: According to CPD, when police arrived on scene, they heard what sounded like a shot gun being racked and were told to step back. That's when the SWAT and negotiation team were called.

Police say they have identified the suspect.

UPDATE 7:56 P.M.: Residents have been evacuated from the area, and police believe that the suspect is the only one inside. The female victim of the alleged assault said that the suspect choked her.

 

 

UPDATE 7:16 P.M.: The Crisis Negotiation Team and SWAT Team have arrived on scene, according to CPD's Twitter account.

 

 

UPDATE 7:09 P.M.: Columbia police tweeted that officers responded to an assault in the 1000 block of Jewell Avenue. The suspect is reportedly refusing to come out of the home and is believed to be armed.

ORIGINAL STORY: Columbia police officers are investigating an incident at a home on the corner of Jewell Avenue and Benton Street.

According to ABC 17 crews on scene, police have their guns drawn and police tape is being put up around the scene.

Dispatch also says that there was a medical response to Jewell and Benton, but it isn't confirmed that the two are related.

 

 

We'll update this story when we learn more.


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