Stand off in Florence ends peacefully

Standoff at Florence gas station

FLORENCE, Ala. (WAFF) - Jonathan Sharp was arrested after a standoff with police in Florence.

It happened on Cox Creek Parkway and Helton Drive at a Marathon Gas station.

The suspect, Jonathan Sharp, was in a truck outside the gas station, law enforcement said he was armed with a knife threatening self-harm and potentially a gun.

Law enforcement had him surrounded and there are about a dozen law enforcement vehicles on-scene.

The Sheriff’s Office says they were searching for Jonathan Sharp earlier today on theft and burglary charges.

He managed to escape deputies this morning and then they found him for a second time here this afternoon.

Sharp surrendered about an hour after the stand off.

Sharp is now being held at the Lauderdale County jail on charges for burglary, theft of property, attempting to elude, resisting arrest and possession of brass knuckles. He is being held on a $17,100.00 bond.

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