Port Deposit man, 47, held after standoff

Cecil resident barricaded self in home for 6 hours

November 23, 2003|By Amanda Angel | Amanda Angel,SUN STAFF

A Port Deposit man was being held in Cecil County Detention Center on $50,000 bail after a standoff that lasted more than six hours with the state police, during which troopers were forced to evacuate neighbors, authorities said.

Barry Lane Jenkins Sr., 47, barricaded himself in his home on the 800 block of Jacob Tome Memorial Highway about 9 p.m. Thursday after the woman with whom he shared the house, Mary Shackleford, called police, said Sgt. Joseph Price of the North East barracks.

Shackleford told police that Jenkins, who had been drinking, punched her in the face and held a loaded rifle to her head, Price said. She had fled from the house after suffering visible facial injuries, Price said.

Price said Jenkins would not leave the house despite several attempts by troopers to negotiate with him. When those efforts failed, police evacuated neighboring houses as a precaution.

At 3:30 a.m. Friday, Jenkins left his house to negotiate with the state police, and police attempted to arrest him, Price said. Jenkins did not comply and had to be subdued by troopers before being taken into custody, Price said. Police said they found three guns - one of them a loaded M-1 rifle - inside the home.

Jenkins was charged with first- and second-degree assault, disorderly conduct, reckless endangerment and resisting arrest, Price said.

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