Police Standoff with Moberly Man
MOBERLY - Moberly police officers surrounded a house on Fisk Aveune Friday night after a man threatening to harm himself. The man, who police said is James Atkins, barricaded himself in his home around 5 p.m. Neighbors said the situation started with a relationship dispute, but Atkins called KOMU 8 reporter Ashleigh Johnson and said that was not the case. Atkins said the Randolph County prosecuto'rs office and the circuit court are lying about him and that is what caused the dispute. Police surrounded the house and have told Atkins he can speak to his girlfriend if he comes out. Police said they are in contact with Atkins.