Barricaded man arrested after hours-long standoff in Lexington

Standoff suspect arrested, charged

LEXINGTON, SC (WIS) - The Lexington Police Department has arrested a man wanted on multiple warrants who barricaded himself in his home Wednesday evening.

The incident happened on the 200 block of Coventry Drive.

Officers said Matthew Johns, 28, is wanted for failure to stop for blue lights, driving under suspension, reckless driving, and leaving the scene of a collision.

Matthew Johns, 28, has been arrested.
Matthew Johns, 28, has been arrested.

Officers say the standoff, which lasted about 5 hours, ended peacefully.

“Emergency service team deployed gas and we apprehend him. He’s not injured,” Chief Terrence Green with the Lexington Police Department said.

Johns was taken to the Lexington County Detention Center. He will not face any additional charges.

The 100 block of Coventry Drive to Teesdale Court is now open to traffic.

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Posted by WIS TV on Wednesday, October 17, 2018

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