Man taken into custody after hours-long standoff

Man taken into custody after hours-long standoff

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A man taken into custody after an over five-hour-long standoff with Memphis police faces 50 criminal charges.

The incident happened on Rock Ridge Road off Raleigh Lagrange Road in northeast Memphis.

Neighbors called the police on Alfred LaBarre III, 36, multiple times over the last week for reports of shots fired and arson.

“We went back to the station and formulated a plan to have the person thought to be responsible for both incidents taken into custody,” Memphis Police Col. Darrell Sheffield said.

According to an affidavit, police responded to two reports of shots fired into homes with families inside/ One person was slightly injured by debris because of the shots.

Officers initially arrived on the scene Wednesday morning after more reports, including one neighbor who said a Molotov cocktail was thrown into their yard.

Police showed up to apprehend LaBarre, but this led to an hours-long standoff. Police eventually had to evacuate the area around the home.

LaBarre was taken into custody around 3:22 p.m. without incident.

One neighbor is breathing a sigh of relief after his arrest.

“I’m very We’re all very relieved,” Lynn Cahon said. “My fiancee’s mom is 80. So we want her to be safe, and us to be safe. We want our whole neighborhood to be safe.”

Neighbors said LaBarre moved to Rock Ridge Road less than a year ago, and was a quiet, good neighbor for most of that time.

He’s charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, and aggravated arson--a total of 50 counts combined.

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