Man surrenders in Blytheville barricade situation

Published: Feb. 16, 2023 at 10:45 AM CST|Updated: Feb. 16, 2023 at 2:47 PM CST
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BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. (KAIT) - A man behind a barricade situation in Blytheville has surrendered to police.

The Blytheville Police Department said a call came in at 7:55 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 16. about a domestic disturbance in the West Ash Street area.

When police arrived, officers discovered David Meadows Jr. was inside the home barricaded with his two-year-old child.

A news release said Meadows Jr. refused to exit the home, and negotiations were attempted for roughly five hours.

At 12:33 p.m., BPD said Meadows, Jr. had surrendered the child to officers and was considered safe.

Just under an hour later at 1:28 p.m., Meadows, Jr. surrendered to police and was taken into custody.

Police said Meadows will be charged with violation of a domestic protection order, and also an active warrant for violation of a domestic protection order.

Region 8 News will continue to gather more information as it becomes available.