Man charged after barricading himself in Aberdeen home with 83-year-old woman

ABERDEEN, N.C. (WNCN) – A 27 year old Aberdeen man was jailed under numerous charges after a standoff with police Friday night.

Colton Richard Leggett, from a Canna Place address was charged with four counts of assault by pointing a gun, assault on a female, interfere with an emergency communications, possession of drug paraphernalia, and resisting a public officer.

Police were called to a home on Canna Place off of Glendale Drive for a man who reportedly lost control and was damaging property in the home.

According to Aberdeen Police Chief Tim Wenzel, when the first officers reached the scene and approached the front door the suspect appeared to have a weapon. Officers backed off from the front of the home and called for assistance.

Two older female family members were able to get out of the home without being harmed. They stated that the young man had told them he wanted to die by “suicide by cop” and would make police shoot him before he would go to jail.

The Aberdeen Police Department Special Response Team along with assistance from officers with neighboring departments surrounded the house and began trying to make contact with the man. Eventually a negotiator was able to get the man on the telephone and after talking convinced him to come out of the house.

The man came to the front door of the home and was taken into custody without incident or injury to anyone just before 11:30 PM.

Leggett was transported to the Moore County Detention Center where he was held under a $25,000 secure bond. His first scheduled date in court is September 13, 2016.

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