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Port Orange man that pointed a weapon at a deputy and barricaded himself inside of a home, is in custody.

Thu, May 26, 2022 at 6:50PM

Written by Kristen Schmutz

Belden Communications News 

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The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office took to social media to warn residents of a heavy police presence in Port Orange after a man barricaded himself inside of a home near Southfork Court and Southampton Drive, Thursday.

According to a release, Curtis Lapiere Jr., 56, was facing eviction from his parent's home on Southfork Court in Port Orange and pointed a gun at a Volusia Sheriff's deputy before barricading himself in the house.

After hours of negotiations, a bomb robot forced open the front door around 3:30 p.m. where Lapiere surrendered and was taken into custody by SWAT without further incident. He was charged with aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and transported to the Volusia County Branch Jail with no bond. He was also issued a trespass warning for the home from which he was evicted.

Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood commended the hard work of everyone involved in bringing this volatile situation to a safe resolution.


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