Standoff in southern Illinois lasts for more than 24 hours

A Pomona, Illinois man was arrested after he engaged with police in a standoff that lasted more than 24 hours.

On Sunday around 12:25 p.m. the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office was called to a disturbance at a home on Boat Dock Road in Pomona.

Deputies say 25-year-old Zachary Todd of Pomona, fired a firearm in the direction of a family member.

When deputies arrived, he refused to surrender and remained inside the home.

A perimeter around the home was made and a negotiator from Illinois State Police was called.

Todd stayed alone in the home the rest of Sunday and into Monday evening. 

Around 8:00 p.m., with the assistance of family members, deputies were able to safely approach the home and make contact with Todd.

He was arrested and charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm and unlawful possession of a firearm.

No one was injured in the incident. One deputy was treated by EMS personnel on Sunday for a minor heat related issue.