Pearl standoff ends; one man in custody - - Jackson, MS

Pearl standoff ends; one man in custody

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PEARL, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Pearl police responded to a residential burglary alarm call on Sweetgum Street at 5:30 p.m. on Monday.

When officers arrived at the home, a man was standing in the driveway who said that he lived at the house with his aunt. 

Officers asked for the identification to verify he said that he left it inside and he would go get it. 

When he went into the home, he slammed the door and dead-bolted it. 

Officers found ID of the suspect and identified him as 18-year-old Lemarcus Dionte Alexander, of Pearl. 

Alexander had an active warrant for his arrest for probation violation through the Mississippi Department of Corrections. 

SWAT teams and negotiators responded to the scene.

While on scene, Alexander slipped out the back door of the home before officers established a perimeter and turned himself in to the Pearl Police Department.

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