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Man Suspected of Threatening Woman with Handgun Surrenders After Two-Hour Standoff

SPRING HILL – A two hour standoff ended peacefully this morning after sources say a man threatened a woman with a handgun and then barricaded himself inside his home on Holiday Drive.

Just before 10:00 P.M. on Thursday, Deputies responded to 7255 Holiday Drive after a woman reported that a man had pointed a handgun at her during a dispute inside their home. The identities and relationship between the victim and suspect have not yet been confirmed.

At some point during the ordeal the victim was able to leave the residence but the suspect remained barricaded inside and refused to surrender.

A SWAT team responded and began preparations to storm the residence, while deputies continued their efforts to talk the suspect out peacefully.

Just after midnight sources say the man walked out of the residence and was taken into custody without further incident.

Neighbors, Courtney Krystina and Joey Mulhall contacted RNRF via Facebook and provided photos of SWAT members who utilized their residence as a staging area.

Courtney says she and Joey remained in a back bedroom with their baby until it was safe to reemerge.

We will bring more on this story after officials have released a full report.

UPDATE: 12/9/2016, 1:11 P.M. – According to jail records, 54-year-old William Edwards Kerkes is charged with Aggravated Assault with a Firearm and Domestic Battery. Kerkes is eligible for release after 4:00 p.m. today on a $7,500 bond.

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  • Where’s all the outrage? Wheres all the sarcastic “black lives matter” comments.. ohhhhhh that’s right, I forgot everyone’s allowed to make mistakes unless your black then your just demonized. So sorry,I forgot.

    Saturday, 10 December 2016, 1:47 pm
    • Bronson, get a life!

      Saturday, 10 December 2016, 6:37 pm
  • It takes all kinds

    Saturday, 10 December 2016, 11:13 am
  • yeah people do know what happened via certain facts willie b.. its not normal to barricade yourself with a gun if you are innocent. one time neighbors called cops bc of a suspected domestic at my house and I came out to 4 patrol cars and was put in handcuffs until things were cleared up I was let go after a few minutes and apologized to. I knew I wasnt guilty of anything wrong but the cops want to go home at the end of each shift so comply and play nice if you are not guilty. They dont know you and have to be safe than sorry. People seem to forget this but given this one Im guessing some one made a bad decision.

    Friday, 9 December 2016, 8:06 pm
    • Willie B did state the facts.

      Saturday, 10 December 2016, 3:04 am
      • very true.. the person titled as family member. sorry willie. thanks.

        Saturday, 10 December 2016, 9:41 am
  • No one passed any judgement and only stated the obvious

    Friday, 9 December 2016, 6:27 pm
  • Does anybody know the truth before commenting and passing judgement?

    Friday, 9 December 2016, 12:29 pm
    • no matter what the truth is, he had no business showing a gun.

      Friday, 9 December 2016, 4:31 pm
    • We know that’s not how you spell judgment…

      Saturday, 10 December 2016, 9:21 am
  • Great job by the HC Deputies. He looks like a real, brave, fat boy.

    Friday, 9 December 2016, 11:02 am
    • Do u know what happened to state what u posted?

      Friday, 9 December 2016, 12:26 pm
      • Here are two facts for you in case you missed them………….
        According to jail records, 54-year-old William Edwards Kerkes is charged with Aggravated Assault with a Firearm and Domestic Battery.

        Saturday, 10 December 2016, 12:03 pm
  • Good job HC deputies. Glad everyone was able to walk away.

    Friday, 9 December 2016, 5:25 am

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