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Standoff ends with CCSO clearing residence, suspect at large

By J.R. TIDWELL / Editor

Units from multiple agencies converged on Park Drive in Clanton during the afternoon of Oct. 15.

Authorities responded to the 70 block of Park Drive S, behind Winn-Dixie, around 4 p.m. to a domestic violence call.

The suspect, described as a 27-year-old black male, was believed to have been barricaded in a residence.

The Chilton County Sheriff’s Office and its tactical team responded due to the potential of a standoff with the suspect.

CCSO listed the suspect’s name as Dimitrius Henry on a social media post about the incident.

According to Sheriff John Shearon, the domestic violence involved the suspect and his mother.

Shearon said CCSO made entry into the residence and discovered the suspect had fled.

“We believe he may have gotten out through a back door before we arrived,” Shearon said.

CCSO made sure the residence was secure before turning it back over to the family.

Shearon said the case will revert back to Clanton Police Department, who will sign warrants and look to pick up the suspect later.