A Christian County man is in custody after a domestic disturbance call turned into a standoff Saturday evening. The man has not formally been charged, but Christian County Sheriff Bruce Kettelkamp says he is a Macon County Sheriff’s Deputy.
Kettelkamp says the call came in around 4:15 of a domestic disturbance in progress. Once they got to the scene, they found the wife of the man at a neighbor’s house. Police were told she had been able to run from the home, but her husband had fired shots in her direction as she ran away.
Once a perimeter was set up, the Illinois State Police SWAT team and a hostage negotiator were called to the scene. After several hours of negotiations, the man was taken into custody by the state police SWAT team. After the hours long standoff, no one was injured.
Kettelkamp says this situation showed impressive teamwork between local, county, and state police.
We will have more information once charges have been filed sometime Monday.