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Arrest Attempt Turns Into Standoff In Calloway Co.

Posted at 8:03 AM, Feb 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-10 08:03:25-05

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.