UPDATED @ 1:10 PM BREAKING NEWS: Man Has Barricaded Himself in a House in Midland CityMatt Boster - Rickey Stokes
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Jun 22 2013 7:27 AM
MIDLAND CITY: Law enforcement in and around Midland City are en-route to a home at 605 Midland Michigan Ave. Reports are that the man barricaded himself in the home and is holding his wife as a hostage. The man is armed with an assault rife. We are also told the man is or was a police officer, we do not know where at this time.
Rickey is rolling for RSN, and will update with more.
UPDATED @ 7:59 AM
On the scene in Midland City assisting Midland City Police Department is Dale County Sheriff Department, Alabama State Troopers and Dothan Police Department. Dothan Police SWAT Team was on the scene. Dale County Sheriff Air unit was deployed to watch from the air.
The scene is actually on Dale County Road 75.
A law enforcement officer, we understand from Headland Police Department, was barricaded in a house with his wife and children. The officer had been drinking.
The subject later released the wife and children. Officers had the house surronded.
The officers were able to make contact with the subject by phone and negotiated him to surrender. The officer exited the house and surrendered peacefully.
The subject will be placed in the Dale County Jail.
The full circumstances are not known at this time.
As we not more we willl update.
Ozark EMS was staged in a safety zone if needed. Midland CIty Volunteer Fire assisted in blocking intersections.
UPDATED @ 9:09 AM
The Headland Police Officer, Keith Rhinehart, has been booked into the Dale County Jail. Rhinehart is about 43 years old. Rhinehart has served with various law enforcement to include he has been the Police Chief of Midland City. Many years ago Rhinehart served as a Deputy Sheriff with Dale County Sheriff Department.
Rhinehart also served as a Deputy Sheriff with Henry County Sheriff Department under the Lawton Ed Armstrong administration.
UPDATED @ 1:09 PM
Headland Police Chief Mark Jones has reported that he and command staff officers picked up the police equipment of the officer involved in the Midland City stand off this morning. The equipment included the officers gun, badge, car and other equipment.