UPDATE: Standoff ends, suspect in custody

James Kirk

UPDATE: The lengthy standoff in Lynchburg is over. Officials confirm the person at the center of it is James Kirk, and he was taken into custody around noon today, almost 21 hours after police first tried to serve a warrant. Kirk is wanted for involuntary manslaughter that’s related to a DUI accident.

FROM LYNCHBURG POLICE: On March 15, 2018, after over 20 hours of actively working to resolve the incident on Lakeview Drive, 27 year old James Robert Kirk, of Goodview Virginia, was safely taken into custody at 11:55 a.m. and transported to Blue Ridge Regional Jail. He was arrested on outstanding Bedford Grand Jury indictments for 1) Aggravated Involuntary Manslaughter related to a DUI (18.2-36.1(B)) and, 2) Driving While Intoxicated (18.2-266). He is currently being held without bond. A firearm, as well as drug paraphernalia, was discovered in the vicinity of where James Kirk was taken into custody. This matter remains under investigation by the Lynchburg Police Department, and charges are pending at this time.

PREVIOUS: On March 14, 2018 at 3:19 p.m., Lynchburg Police Officers responded to the 1000 block of Lakeview Drive, in the city of Lynchburg, in reference to serving a warrant on a wanted subject inside of a residence. Upon attempting to serve the warrant the subject refused to come out. Due to a concern for the individual’s safety and a concern that there was a potential that the subject had access to weapons, the Lynchburg Police Department’s Tactical and Negotiations units responded. This incident is still ongoing and citizens are requested to stay out of the area. We are currently coordinating with Lynchburg City Schools to reroute bus traffic

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