2 people in custody after standoff with police in New Hope

Brent Patterson with the Sheriff’s Office confirmed Courtney Clark and James Ginn are facing charges following the standoff.
Published: Jul. 5, 2022 at 5:45 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 6, 2022 at 8:02 AM CDT

NEW HOPE, Ala. (WAFF) - Two people are in custody after barricading themselves in a mobile home in New Hope on Tuesday.

According to the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, SWAT team members were called to the area. There were four total people in the home when police attempted to make contact.

Brent Patterson with the Sheriff’s Office confirmed Courtney Clark and James Ginn are facing charges following the standoff.

Clark was charged with obstructing government operations. Ginn was charged with multiple drug charges and had additional warrants for burglary and drug manufacturing.

Courtney Clark and James Adam Ginn
Courtney Clark and James Adam Ginn(Madison County Sheriff's Office)

Police and SWAT used, “energetic breaching” techniques on doors with tear gas. Once these techniques were deployed, the people came out.

The standoff lasted around two hours and no injuries were reported to the suspects or law enforcement.

Both suspects who were arrested were taken to the Madison County Jail.

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