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Knightdale standoff ends with suspect shot

Sheriff ends second standoff in Wendell

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KNIGHTDALE — A wanted man barricaded himself in his home and threatened law enforcement with a gun Sunday morning, causing police to evacuate neighbors in the area, officials said.

The man, James Christopher Holway, was shot by deputies when he finally left the home after a two-hour standoff, according to a press release.

Knightdale Police Department received a tip that Holway, who had outstanding warrants for his arrests for failure to appear, was in a home in the 100 block of Tallula Lane, the department said.

As police tried to enter the home around 11:30 a.m, Holway claimed he had a gun and refused to come out. Police called the Wake County Sheriff’s Office tactical response team to assist.

The team set a perimeter around the home and briefly evacuated neighbors.

The round the struck Holway was not lethal, deputies said.

Knightdale Police took Holway into custody and charged him with resisting a public officer, breaking and entering and two counts failure to appear. He was given a $50,000 secured bond.

Deputies end standoff in wendell

The Wake County Sheriff’s Office was asked to respond to a second standoff this week at an apartment complex in Wendell.

Deputies were called to the 2800 block of N.C. Highway 97 around 9 a.m. Wednesday, according to police. Witnesses told officers that 60-year-old Jerome Langhorn, who was armed with a gun, had assaulted a woman.

Deputies said Langhorn refused to open the door for law enforcement. Neighbors and a nearby daycare center were evacuated or else urged to shelter in place, the release said.

The tactical response team got the suspect to surrender peacefully, the release said.

Langhorn was charged with assault on a female and resting a public officer. No injuries were reported.

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