Chief deputy injured during standoff in Cherokee County

A 62-year-old man was taken into custody Friday after a six-hour standoff in Cherokee County, according to Sheriff James Campbell.

Chief Deputy Keith Radcliff was also injured during the standoff. Radcliff was being treated at a local hospital Friday afternoon after falling at the scene and twisting his knee, Campbell said.

The situation began about 8:30 a.m. on CR 3212 in the Ironton Community off Highway 79.

"My officers were there to serve a mental health warrant," Campbell said. "When the officers went in, he was there holding shotgun in their direction, so they backed out."

The man didn't respond to calls from outside of the trailer, so officers began administering tear gas inside the trailer. After 2 hours, the man failed to come out, Campbell said.

The man also fired seven rounds through the window during the standoff. Campbell said the shots were not fired specifically in the direction of officers.

After DPS SWAT and SRT teams arrived, the man verbally and threw his gun out of the door. Officers went in and made the arrest without incident, Campbell said.

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, DPS troopers, area constables and the New Summerfield PD responded to the scene.

Campbell said the man is being treated, and no charges have been filed at this time.


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