Video: Armed, Barricaded Port Orange Man Arrested After Pointing Gun At Deputy Serving Eviction
Date Added: May 26, 2022 6:15 pm
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ARMED, BARRICADED PORT ORANGE MAN ARRESTED AFTER POINTING GUN AT DEPUTY SERVING EVICTION
A man facing eviction from his parents' home in Port Orange was taken into custody Thursday afternoon following hours of negotiations after he pointed a gun at a Volusia sheriff's deputy and barricaded himself in the house.
VSO SWAT, bomb and drone teams responded to the incident on Southfork Court along with negotiators, with Air One overhead and the Mobile Command Post on scene.
Around 3:30 p.m., after hours of negotiations, a bomb robot forced open the front door, and 56-year-old Curtis Lapiere Jr., 56 (DOB 1/23/1966) surrendered. He was taken into custody by SWAT without further incident.
Lapiere Jr. was charged with aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and transported to the Volusia County Branch Jail with no bond. He was also issued a trespass warning for the home from which he was evicted.
Sheriff Mike Chitwood commended the hard work of everyone involved in bringing this volatile situation to a safe resolution. Thank you Port Orange residents for your patience!