For immediate release: August 18, 2022
Welfare Check on Cobbs Street
LYNCHBURG, Va. – An eleven-hour attempt to check the welfare of a woman has concluded without incident.
This morning, at 10:04 a.m., the Lynchburg Police Department (LPD) responded to the 2500-block of Cobbs Street for a report of a disorderly female. When officers arrived, it was discovered that she had a non-violent misdemeanor warrant on file. The woman was uncooperative and made threats to the officers on scene from inside her residence. As a result, an Emergency Custody Order (ECO) was issued by a magistrate.
After hours of negotiation, the ECO expired before it could be served. Because the encounter de-escalated over time, an additional ECO was not obtained and all LPD personnel have cleared from the scene.