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Suspect in Lawrence Co. standoff was investigated for making threats against President Obama

Highway 33 standoff scene (Source: WAFF) Highway 33 standoff scene (Source: WAFF)
Daryl Alan McCulloch (Source: Lawrence Co. Sheriff's Office) Daryl Alan McCulloch (Source: Lawrence Co. Sheriff's Office)
LAWRENCE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

The suspect involved in a standoff between authorities in Lawrence County is now in custody. 

Investigators tell us 57-year-old Daryl Alan McCulloch had been in a 6-hour standoff with police since 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. The standoff was at a home on County Road 96  just off of Highway 33 in the Moulton.

Deputies say they received a call around 6 a.m. saying that McCulloch was armed with a gun and had attempted to shoot his brother. McCulloch kept himself locked inside the home with his mother. Additional support from Moulton Police Department and the State Bureau of Investigations, as well as the Alabama State Trooper Tactical team was requested.   

McCulloch did release his mother at the request of authorities, but refused to give himself up. Tactical team members moved into the home at noon, and were able to disarm the man. McCulloch was transported to the Lawrence County Jail where he remains with no bond set at this time.

McCulloch faces prosecution for attempted murder and menacing. 

Deputies tell us this isn’t the first time they've had to deal with McCullock. Two years ago the sheriff's office assisted the Secret Service with an investigation into threats McCulloch had made towards President Barack Obama. Those threats were deemed not credible, and no charges were filed. 

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