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Update: Police Find Armed Suspect In A Barn

Eddie Rockwell, Jr.
Capital Area Ingham County Alerts
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Eddie Rockwell, Jr.

UPDATED on Aug. 28 at Noon: Police found a suspect who fled after a brief standoff with sheriff's deputies in Ingham county.

According to WKAR news partner WLNS-TV,  police found 33-year-old Eddie Rockwell in a barn in Aurelius Township. 

It took a police negotiator 6-hours to bring Rockwell into custody. 

He is now in the Ingham County jail.

ORIGINAL STORY from August 26:

According to Capital Area Ingham County Alerts, deputies from the Ingham County Sheriff's Office responded to reports of a person peeking in home and vehicle windows around 11:30 a.m. Sunday.

Eddie Rockwell, Jr.
Credit Capital Area Ingham County Alerts
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Eddie Rockwell, Jr.

A deputy located the suspect, Rockwell, in the 600 block of Edgar Road.

Rockwell is from Onondaga.  The sheriff's department said he owned a vehicle involved in a car crash on Barnes and Edgar Roads before 6:00 a.m.

The department said he refused to show his hands, then pulled a gun from his waistband which fell on the ground.

Deputies said Rockwell retrieved the gun and fled into a nearby wooded area before officers could draw their guns.

At least 50 officers from several departments searched from Rockwell through the afternoon.  Some homes were evacuated.

As of 9:00 p.m., Rockwell is still on the run. Officers believe he has left the area.

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