A nearly 20-hour standoff in Cleveland County ended peacefully Sunday morning when a Jefferson County Sheriff's deputy talked a man out of a house in Rison.
A nearly 20-hour standoff in Cleveland County ended peacefully Sunday morning when a Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputy talked a man out of a house in Rison.
Sheriff’s Department Major Lafayette Woods Jr. said Capt. Terry Peckham established a dialogue with Terry Binns, 42, over the course of several hours was able to convince the man to come out of the house where he had reportedly barricaded himself.
Woods said the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team was activated at 6:20 p.m. Saturday after the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Department requested assistance.
The incident reportedly began at 12:30 p.m. Saturday when Cleveland County deputies went to Binn’s residence at 60 Pansy Road in Rison. Binns had allegedly threatened deputies and a woman, who authorities reported had left him.
Deputies from Cleveland County, Arkansas State Police troopers, and officers from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission tried to talk Binns into surrendering but their efforts were unsuccessful, Woods said. At one point, officers from the State Police Criminal Investigation Division began negotiating with Binns, but those broke off when he discarded his cell phone.
Woods said Jefferson County deputies arrived at the scene at about 7:30 p.m. and after several hours of little or no communication with the man, they were prepared to throw tear gas canisters into the house in an effort to force him out when Peckham arrived.
Binns surrendered at 8:11 a.m. and was taken to a detention facility in Cleveland County where he is being held pending a probable cause hearing on Tuesday.
Cleveland County Sheriff’s Investigator Gary Young said Binns is currently being held on probable cause of terroristic threatening.
An investigation into the incident is continuing.