Man arrested after barricading himself in Evansville home

Updated: May. 6, 2021 at 5:29 AM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - A man is now in jail after a domestic violence call forced a SWAT team to show up.

This happened just after 9 p.m. Wednesday at a home on Nicole Drive in Evansville.

According to the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called in response to a domestic disturbance.

Once authorities arrived on scene, officials say 24-year-old Joseph Parker was standing at the door with a long rifle, forcing deputies back.

Deputies say they watched the suspect load the firearm, before barricading himself in the home with another family member inside.

According to a press release, deputies were able to safely remove the person inside the home while the standoff continued.

The sheriff’s office says that Parker came outside and tried to flee the scene on foot, but authorities quickly stopped him and brought him into custody.

Officials say Parker was uncooperative and damaged a patrol vehicle during the arrest.

Deputies told 14 News that no one was seriously hurt during the incident.

Parker is currently lodged at the Vanderburgh County Jail.

He’s facing several charges, including criminal confinement, two counts of intimidation with a deadly weapon, pointing a loaded firearm, criminal mischief and resisting law enforcement.

The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Evansville Police Department and a SWAT team, responded to the incident.

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