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Standoff ends with two arrested

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SWAT team being briefed on the stand off situation on Epworth Lane. SWAT team being briefed on the stand off situation on Epworth Lane.
Lavelle D. Happoldt. Source: Owensboro Police Department Lavelle D. Happoldt. Source: Owensboro Police Department
Taylor A. Price. Source: Owensboro Police Department Taylor A. Price. Source: Owensboro Police Department
OWENSBORO, KY (WFIE) -

The stand off situation on Epworth Lane in Owensboro ends with two being arrested on charges related to a Monday morning burglary.

Owensboro Police say Taylor A. Price,20, and Lavelle D. Happoldt, 20, were arrested on charges of 1st degree burglary, and attempted murder.  

The standoff with police lasted for about three hours at a house in the Trinity Hills Subdivision that started around 4:20 p.m. Monday afternoon.

Owensboro Police and the SWAT team were called to the 1900 block of Epworth because someone who is possibly armed was inside a home and wouldn't come out.

 Owensboro Police say a tip led them to a home in the 1900 block of Epworth Lane during their investigation of a burglary that happened Monday morning on Surrey Drive West.

When police arrived on Epworth Lane they say two people were inside of the home. One of them came out and was taken in for questioning. The other they say refused to come out.

Police say they were not sure if that man was armed, so the SWAT team was called out to help. Negotiators were unable to contact the person inside the home for several hours, but around 7:20 p.m., police say he was detained and taken to police headquarters for questioning.

Neighbors along this street say they've never seen anything like this.

"Not in this neighborhood we do not. It's usually very quiet and you usually don't hear too much of anything going on," said neighbor Tina Palmer.

"You might see one police car every once in a while down through here but you don't ever see this many. This is unreal. This is not Owensboro. Really it isn't. And to see all these news men around here, too," neighbor Georgia Bennett said. "I didn't see anything. All I saw was the cops laying on the ground with their rifles drawn. The SWAT team with their shields up."

In a release, police say they responded to a burglary call in the 2200 block of Surrey Drive West around 12:30 a.m. on Monday.

After an investigation the victim, Glendell Girten, allowed a white female that he recognized from an earlier meeting into his home. Shortly after returning from his bedroom, Girten observed two unknown black males in his living room. Girten states that as he ran to his bedroom to get a gun, he heard a gun shot which prompted him to return fire.

Police say there were no known injuries during the exchange of gunfire.

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