Man arrested after standoff
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
Feb 28, 2014 | 1529 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print

A late-night standoff Thursday with police landed one person in jail. SWAT members were called to 3444 Adkisson Drive at 11:30 p.m., where a man who was allegedly armed had earlier evaded Cleveland Police.

The suspect was identified as Larry Donail Silmon, 30, who has several felony warrants in Georgia, according to Evie West, information officer for the CPD.

West said Silmon had barricaded himself in Apartment No. 3 with a 12-year-old child.

Negotiators and SWAT members arrived on the scene and the child was released from the apartment safely.

SWAT members entered the apartment and found Silmon hiding in the attic.

According to West, two loaded handguns were recovered at the scene.

Silmon was transported to the Bradley County Jail.

Local charges are pending as the investigation continues.

- A multiagency effort has resulted in 23 people being indicted by a grand jury after a yearlong investigation into drug-related crimes.

According to Capt. David Shoemaker of the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, some of those indicted have been arrested while others are still being rounded up.

Cleveland Police Department, BCSO and the TBI began serving the warrants Feb. 19, according to Shoemaker.

The names of those arrested so far have not been released.

Bob Gault, media relations coordinator for BCSO, is expected to compile a list of names and charges of those involved.

“BCSO, TBI and the CPD joined forces to take a strong stance against those who choose to deal drugs in Bradley County and Cleveland,” said Shoemaker.

“We will continue to pursue and investigate individuals who buy and sell drugs in Bradley County, along with those individuals in surrounding counties who distribute drugs in our area,” he added.