Four-hour standoff in Glenwood leads to two arrests

Published 1:47 pm Saturday, August 8, 2020

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Crenshaw County Deputies and other agencies spent four hours Saturday in a standoff in Glenwood that led to two arrests.

Sheriff Terry Mears said members of the sheriff department went to a home on Golden Road to serve a warrant.

When deputies arrived, a female, who was staying at residence went in and shut the door, but eventually came out, the sheriff said.

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Mears said two men were allegedly hulled up in the home and were identified as Curtis Owens and Lamar Rhodes.

Mears said that Owens was hiding in a closet and Rhodes was in the attic.

Mears said he called for back-up from AST and Greenville SRT.

Owens was the first suspect to surrender, and then the SRT fired eight bottles of tear gas into the home. Then, they entered the home to arrest Rhodes.

Mears said that Owens is charged with fishing without a license and Rhodes had a probation revocation from a manslaughter charge.

Brantley Police also assisted.

Mears said an ambulance was staged and the Glenwood Fire Department also brought water to those who were working.

“It was well-coordinated,” he said.

Mears said more charges are possible.