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Halifax County Man In Jail After Saturday Standoff

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James Justin Braddy
HOBGOOD, N.C. — A Halifax County man is behind bars after an all-day standoff Saturday with authorities.

At about 5:30 a.m. Saturday, investigators say James Justin Braddy shot his father, Johnny Wayne Braddy. According to a statement by the Halifax County Sheriff's Office, officers were able to determine that Braddy's mother was also in the house; that a family member was able to call her; and that she ran out of the house.

When authorities arrived to the house on Popular Street in Hobgood, they say Braddy threatened to shoot anyone who came too close.

A special response team with the State Bureau of Investigation went into the house around 8 p.m. and took Braddy into custody.

Braddy's father was treated at a Tarboro hospital and later released.

Braddy is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, communicating threats, assault on a law enforcement officer with a firearm and resisting arrest.

He is in jail under a $50,000 secured bond. His next court date is scheduled for Oct. 26.

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