Man Charged After Standoff

By: News 10
By: News 10

The armed man who barricaded himself and 4 others in an Aurelius Township home Thursday has been arraigned.

54-year-old DeWayne Eugene McKenzie was charged with felonious assault and domestic violence.

Deputies from the Ingham County Sheriff's Office responded to his home on Plains Road in Eaton Rapids (Aurelius Township) around 10am Thursday for a domestic assault.

Upon arrival, the suspect had barricaded himself in the house and was carrying a baseball bat. The suspect's wife told deputies there were 4 others inside, including her 4 and 6-year-old grandsons and her 18-year-old son.

The suspect was threatening to kill himself and his wife. He refused to cooperate and proceeded to destroy the inside of the house.

A state police ES team assisted and set up a perimeter around the home. After hours of negotiation, no headway was made.

All hostages were released around 1pm, as the suspect continued to threaten to kill himself and anyone who attempted to come inside.

The suspect was finally arrested around 5:30pm after warrants were obtained and police set off non-lethal munitions.

The suspect was then taken to Sparrow to be checked out before he was taken to jail.

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