October 27, 2021 – Members of the Lynchburg Police Department has taken a suspect into custody after a barricade yesterday lasting more than five hours.
On October 26, 2021 at 2:38 p.m., officers were in the 10-block of West Princeton Circle attempting to arrest a man who was wanted on several charges.
When officers arrived, they attempted to speak with the suspect, Assaum Jefferson, 27, of Lynchburg, and he barricaded himself in a residence. Members of the Lynchburg Police Department’s Tactical Unit and Crisis Negotiations Team responded to assist with taking Jefferson into custody. After multiple attempts to speak with Jefferson, chemical agents were deployed.
Tactical Unit officers eventually took Jefferson into custody on the following charges:
- Capias – failure to appear on grand larceny charge (felony)
- Capias – bond revoked on distribution of heroin charge (felony)
- Indictment out of Pittsylvania County for possession of stolen property (felony)
Additional charges are pending.
This is an ongoing investigation. Any additional information will be released as an update to this news release.