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Wanted man surrenders peacefully after standoff with Johnston County Sheriff's Office

Posted October 9, 2020 10:10 p.m. EDT
Updated October 10, 2020 9:28 a.m. EDT

— A wanted man surrendered to the Johnston County Sheriff's Office peacefully on Friday night.

Deputies confronted the man at the Super 8 motel in Clayton, which is at the NC Highway 42 and Interstate 40 interchange.

Johnston County Sheriff Steve Bizzell said his deputies had been at the motel from 6 p.m. until around 10:30 p.m. trying to encourage the man to surrender to custody.

The man was wanted by the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, officials said.

His identity has not be released to the public, but Bizzell said he had several outstanding warrants for arson, assault on a female, communicating threats and ethnic intimidation.

The wanted man was taken into custody at around 10:30 p.m. "very intoxicated," according to officials.

He was checked on by medical professionals.

While the man had the standoff with deputies, the motel was evacuated.

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