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Midway standoff ends peacefully
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A standoff between the Liberty County Sheriff's Office and a man who refused to leave a Midway home ended peacefully on Monday, April 6, 2020 after the LCSO's Special Response Team was called in.

A standoff between a Midway man and the Liberty County Sheriff’s Department that lasted nearly 90 minutes Monday ended peacefully when the man surrendered.

The man, Seth Patrick Anderson, was already wanted for probation violation, according to Capt. James Ashdown, Liberty County Sheriff’s Office’s Special Reaction Team commander, and now faces charges for theft. 

Ashdown said LCSO detectives were trying to recover a stolen vehicle at a home on the 200 block of Old Sunbury Trail and Anderson refused to leave. That led to a standoff that began around 1 p.m.

Around 2 p.m., the county’s SRT was called in, and Ashdown said Anderson gave himself up about 15 minutes later after he heard two “low impact projectiles” strike cameras located at the front of the home.

Authorities found two weapons inside the home, but Anderson never threatened to use them, Ashdown said.

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