Two people arrested after stand-off on Fares Ave., police say
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - According to Evansville Police, two people have been arrested after a stand-off took place Friday morning.
Evansville Police say they were dispatched to the 1900 block of Old Business Road 41 just before 9 a.m. Friday due to suspicious circumstances.
Officials say the victim told officers that the suspect, Shane McCammon, went into her hotel room overnight and stole items from her.
According to a press release, the victim told police McCammon also stole her vehicle and he was in possession of a handgun.
Officers say when they arrived on scene, they observed McCammon driving the stolen vehicle where then police conducted a felony traffic stop.
According to officers, they told McCammon to come out of the vehicle, but he refused to cooperate with police.
Police say there was a passenger in the vehicle, later identified as Kayla Stitt, who also refused to get out of the vehicle.
Officials say since McCammon was possibly in possession of a handgun, officers set up a perimeter around the vehicle.
Police say after about 30 minutes, eventually a negotiator was able to talk the suspect out of the vehicle. Police then detained him and Stitt.
According to authorities, a machete was located in the driver’s side door panel of the vehicle and a handgun was located under a seat.
The press release states that McCammon and Stitt were arrested and transported to the Vanderburgh County Confinement Center.
Police say McCammon charges include burglary, auto theft, felony possession of a firearm, resisting law enforcement, and operating a vehicle without a license.
Officials say Stitt has been charged with resisting law enforcement.
Fares Avenue was shut down temporarily, but has since reopened.
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