Saturday, 17 November 2018 20:24

Man taken into custody after police standoff Featured

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ROCKLAND (WGME) - An hours-long standoff came to an end Saturday night with a man being taken into custody, according to the Rockland Police Department.

34-year-old Joshua Ellis surrendered at about 6:30 p.m. at a home on the Bog Road in Rockland, according to investigators.

 

Rockland Police said the incident started around 1:45 p.m. Saturday afternoon after officers pulled Ellis over on Bog Rd because he had a warrant out for his arrest.

 

According to officers, Ellis refused to get out of his vehicle and eventually sped off towards his house up the street.

 

Rockland Police Chief Christopher Young said because Ellis had a violent past his department called in the State Police tactical unit to assist.

 

Young said Ellis came out of the house and surrendered after the state police's armored vehicle approached the house.

 

Two adults and one juvenile were also inside the house and did come out and complied with officers instructions.

 

Ellis was taken to the Knox County Jail where he'll be charged with creating a police standoff and eluding an officer.

Shonna Narine

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