Standoff ends with man taken into custody

Suspect in custody following standoff
Suspect in custody following standoff(El paso county sheriffs county)
Published: Sep. 19, 2020 at 10:33 PM MDT
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EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - A man is in custody Saturday night following an hours-long standoff with law enforcement that forced neighbors to stay inside their homes.

It ended just before 8 p.m. on Clifford Drive in Peyton, near Falcon Highway. The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office told 11 News the standoff started with a 911 call five hours earlier from a woman saying her sister was in trouble.

“Her sister was in harm’s way. She feared that her sister would possibly be killed by a male party in this residence,” said sheriff’s office spokesperson Sgt. Deborah Mynatt.

When deputies got to the scene, suspect Craig Jackson, 66, slammed the door in their faces but was distracted just long enough that the woman was able to escape out another door, the sheriff’s office said.

Jackson allegedly made threats against law enforcement and refused to leave the home, resulting in SWAT and crisis negotiators being called to the house.

“So our crisis negotiations unit is on scene right now. We’re trying to contact the suspect by phone and try to have good de-escalation, some communication going on with this individual so we can figure out what’s going on,” Mynatt told 11 News while the standoff was still ongoing.

The whole ordeal caused some roads to be blocked off and neighbors to shelter in place, including staying away from doors and windows.

The standoff ultimately ended peacefully with Jackson’s arrest. He faces a long list of charges, including second-degree kidnapping with a deadly weapon, false imprisonment, second-degree assault, third-degree assault, crimes against an at-risk adult, and felony menacing with a deadly weapon.

A mugshot of Jackson is expected to be released at a later date.

Deputies would not comment on the relationship between Jackson and the woman in the home other than it was a domestic relationship.

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