May 17, 2023 / 05:29 PM MDT
SOUTH WEBER, Utah (ABC4) — Authorities arrested a suspect who reportedly threatened his family after nearly 10 hours of negotiation at a South Weber residence Wednesday.
According to the Davis County Sheriff’s Office, dispatch received a call around 4 a.m. Wednesday saying Braxton Morgan, 30, had threatened family members with a weapon.
Two women were reportedly able to leave the home uninjured before authorities’ arrival.
“Over the next several hours, Morgan refused to exit the home and fired multiple rounds in the area, threatening surrounding residences and responding law enforcement,” said representatives of the Davis County Sheriff’s Office.
Officials said US-89 southbound lanes at South Weber Drive and US-89 northbound lanes at Antelope Drive were shut down for five hours as the residence Morgan was in is located near the highway.
Morgan surrendered to law enforcement just before 2 p.m. Deputies say they have responded to 26 calls involving Morgan since 2018, including five incidents in the past week.
He has been arrested on charges including aggravated assault, a third-degree felony; possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person, a second-degree felony; two counts of damage/Interruption of a communications device, both class B misdemeanors; and threat of violence, a class B misdemeanor.
The South Davis Metro, North Davis Metro, Unified Police SWAT teams, South Weber Fire, and the Weber County Sheriff’s Office offered their assistance in the standoff.
ORIGINAL STORY: South Weber SWAT standoff with barricaded man lasts hours
May 17, 2023 / 08:00 AM MDT
SOUTH WEBER, Utah (ABC4) — Deputies with the Davis County Sheriff’s Office have responded to reports of shots fired in South Weber early Wednesday morning, sparking a standoff that has so far lasted hours.
The suspect was successfully taken into custody by police just before 2 p.m.
Davis County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Stephanie Dinsmore told ABC4 the initial call came in just after 4 a.m. on May 17 when two individuals reported a domestic violence dispute at a home on the Morgan Trout Farm property.
Dinsmore said the suspect fired “several rounds” in the hours since the initial call. No injuries have been reported and the two individuals who called authorities were able to leave the home and are safe.
The suspect has been identified by Dinsmore as a 30-year-old South Weber resident who lives on the property.
Negotiations with the suspect reportedly lasted hours, before law enforcement were able to apprehend the suspect and bring him into custody.
As a precaution, the Davis County Sheriff’s Office put out a reverse 911 call, resulting in some nearby residents sheltering in place or leaving the neighborhood while the standoff continued.
Authorities have also closed the northbound and southbound lanes of US-89 from Antelope Drive to South Weber Drive while they tried to bring the situation to a peaceful conclusion.
Officers from multiple agencies including Davis County Sheriff’s Office, Weber County Sheriff’s Office, and South Davis and North Davis Metro have responded to the scene.
This is a developing story. ABC4 will provide more information as it becomes available.