Suspect in Limestone Co. standoff wanted for domestic violence, stalking

Published: Dec. 18, 2015 at 10:13 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 15, 2016 at 10:15 AM CST
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The standoff happened just before 5 a.m. on Friday morning. (Source: Limestone Co. Sheriff)
The standoff happened just before 5 a.m. on Friday morning. (Source: Limestone Co. Sheriff)

LIMESTONE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - The Limestone County Sheriff's Department says a suspect is in custody after a brief standoff Friday morning.

Limestone County sheriff's deputies went to a home on Mooresville Road after receiving a call from the Madison Police Department on the whereabouts of a man with active warrants out just before 5 a.m.

When deputies arrived, 44-year-old Rodney Craig of Madison answered the door but quickly retreated back into the home, refusing to leave. After a brief standoff, deputies were able to convince Craig to surrender around 6 a.m.

Madison police had contacted Limestone County Sheriff's Office and said Craig had stolen a truck in Madison and that they were also obtaining warrants for domestic violence and stalking. The mother of Craig's children had contacted them and reported that Craig texted an image of a pistol to her and said he would kill her and himself.

Madison police tracked his cell phone to Mooresville Road.

Craig also has an outstanding warrant from the Alabama Department of Corrections for parole violation. Police said he was on parole after serving a partial sentence for drug charges and discharging a weapon into an occupied dwelling.

Sheriff's officials cleared and secured the area after he was taken into custody.

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