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6-hour standoff in Athens ends peacefully

Athens police were standoff with a theft suspect for hours on Scotland Drive on Feb. 28, 2018. (Source: WAFF) Athens police were standoff with a theft suspect for hours on Scotland Drive on Feb. 28, 2018. (Source: WAFF)
Jaylon Jordan (Source: Athens Police Department) Jaylon Jordan (Source: Athens Police Department)
ATHENS, AL (WAFF) -

A standoff in Athens ended peacefully after about 6 hours on Wednesday.

Police say they went to a home on Scotland Drive shortly before 9 a.m. to look for a theft suspect. When they arrived, they ran the tag on a vehicle in the driveway and learned it was stolen out of Decatur. Police said the suspect was in the house but refused to come out.

Police said they were "extremely concerned" because he had posted a picture of two pistols on social media the night before.

Police called in his family and friends to try to get him to come outside peacefully.

Police say the suspect, 18-year-old Jaylon Edward Jordan, eventually stuck his head out a window and spoke with an officer. Meanwhile, other officers got him into custody. There was a brief struggle but no one was injured, according to police.

Jordan was charged with first-degree theft of property for stealing a GMC pickup truck on Feb. 24. After further questioning, he was also charged with three counts of breaking and entering a motor vehicle in relation to three vehicles that were broken into on Feb. 21 at the Limestone County Tech School on Sanderfer Road. He was also charged with resisting arrest.

He was additionally charged with third-degree burglary in relation to a home break-in on Feb. 27.

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