UPDATE: Maries County SWAT Team arrests man in six-hour standoff

Posted on 21 September 2018 at 7:22am
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VIENNA - 27 year-old Anthony Macclugage has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child, felony Domestic Assault and Felony Resisting Arrest in connection with Friday's standoff in Maries County.  

Macclugage remains in custody on a no bond warrant.  

The infant is in the mother's custody.  

The Maries County Sheriff's Office SWAT Team, assisted by Missouri State Highway Patrol officers, arrested Macclugage early Friday morning after a six-hour standoff in which the man had barricaded himself in a house with an infant. 

Sheriff Chris Heitman told KOMU 8 News it happened off Highway H in Highgate.

Sheriff's deputies were dispatched in response to a domestic disturbance call around 10:30 p.m. Thursday, according to a Maries County Sheriff's Office news release. 

When the deputies arrived on the scene, a woman and a child were outside the house saying the man had barricaded himself inside the child's bedroom with a handgun, according to the release. The deputies then set a perimeter around the house until backup arrived.

Law enforcement officers confirmed the man was in the bedroom before stationing snipers around the perimeter and sending two SWAT supervisors into the house.

After six hours of negotiation with the man, the SWAT supervisors were able to convince the man to hand the child to a family member and turn himself in, according to the release. He was transported to a psychiatric treatment center.