Man arrested outside Florence gas station following standoff

Standoff at Florence gas station

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - One man was arrested after a standoff involved with Florence Police and the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday.

Johnathan Sharp was taken into custody on September 16 following a standoff at the Marathon gas station at the intersection of Cox Creek Parkway and Helton Dr. in Florence.

The Sheriff’s office attempted to arrest him Wesnesday morning on felony burglary and theft charges, he escaped them on foot, but they later found him again at the gas station this afternoon.

That’s when the standoff began, he was locked inside a truck outside of the gas station armed with a knife and gun.

Florence Police and SWAT team helped them make the arrest. They used tear gas before he eventually surrendered.

Sharp was taken into custody but was transported to the hospital first.

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