Man barricaded inside home

Published 12:50 pm Monday, May 11, 2020

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Landrum Police apprehend suspect Friday

LANDRUM—The Landrum Police Department apprehended a suspect Friday who barricaded himself inside a home off Sara Drive.

Javier Miguel Riley, 28, of 210 Mill Terrace, Flat Rock, was wanted out of North Carolina for intimidating a witness, felonious assault with a deadly weapon and felony fleeing to elude arrest, according to Landrum Police reports. Riley was charged as a fugitive from Justice and was taken to the Spartanburg County Detention Center.

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The U.S. Marshall Service said that Riley was armed with a deadly weapon and hiding in a residence at 110 Sara Drive, which is located near North Randolph Avenue within the city limits of Landrum.

Officers with the Landrum Police Department, Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshall’s Office went to the residence Friday afternoon.

The Campobello Police Department and agents from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division were also called in later to assist.

Reports say that the parties located inside the residence refused to comply with commands to exit the residence.

After several hours of negotiations, Riley surrendered to officers and was taken into custody without incidence. There were two stolen vehicles and a stolen trailer located on the property, according to police reports.

“Our community will join in purpose to remain intolerant to violent criminals and will continue to foster relationships with our community, both in our neighborhood and our law enforcement community to ensure violent criminals are swiftly brought to justice thereby preserving our quality of life,” Landrum Police Chief Kris Ahler said.