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UPDATE: Standoff ends peacefully with man's arrest

Home on Staton Lane (Source: Jordan Howington) Home on Staton Lane (Source: Jordan Howington)
Tyler Jumper (Source: Poinsett Co. Sheriff's Office) Tyler Jumper (Source: Poinsett Co. Sheriff's Office)
LEPANTO, AR (KAIT) -

2:03 p.m. UPDATE:

Investigators have identified the suspect as 23-year-old Tyler Jumper.

His mother told Region 8 News' Jordan Howington he broke into her home and tried to rob her at gun- and knife point.

Jordan will have more on this story tonight on Region 8 News at 5 and 6.


1:06 p.m. UPDATE:

Sheriff Larry Mills says the suspect is now in custody.

The man's identity has not been released.


Sheriff's deputies and police officers are on the scene of a possible standoff at a home in Lepanto, according to Sheriff Larry Mills.

Members of SWAT have surrounded the home, located on Staton Lane. Officers and deputies have been using a bullhorn to speak to the person they believe is in the home.

Mills said a suspect threatened a family member with a gun and has also threatened law enforcement officers in the last few days.

Mills could not release more information as of this report.

Region 8 News will have more information as details emerge. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for up to the minute updates.

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