CALLOWAY COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Officers attempting to arrest a man in Calloway County early Saturday morning instead found themselves locked into a 6 1/2-hour standoff.
Authorities say 37-year-old Jesse Derrick Branham was wanted for a federal probation violation.
Deputies and U.S. Marshals tracked him to a motel in Murray.
When officers went there just after midnight Saturday morning, they say Branham pointed a gun at officers then barricaded himself in the motel room with a woman and a baby.
After several hours, the woman and baby walked free.
Branham then surrendered to police. He was being held in the Calloway County Detention Center.