Police Standoff

Nov 13, 2012 3:37 PM

UPDATE: Charges Filed in Breathitt Co. Standoff

Charges have been filed in an hours-long standoff in Breathitt County that ended when the resident of a Jackson home finally answered the door around 1 p.m.

Police say Jonathon Hayes told them he was asleep, and that is why he didn't respond to repeated phone calls and attempts to communicate with him.

The nine-hour standoff began when neighbors reported shots fired in the area. Gary New says Hayes told him to call 911. Because power was out, New went into town and found an officer. When they returned, Hayes was nowhere to be found, and police were unable to contact him.

Police now say Hayes has been charged with four counts of Wanton Endangerment and Menacing.

Lee's College and Hazard Community and Technical College, called off classes as police surrounded the home along Bay Street, but with the standoff over, the schools will both hold classes as normal Tuesday night.

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