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.