Sheriff: Man kidnapped infant, led standoff

STATESVILLE, N.C. -- What started as a neighborhood dispute escalated into an assault, the kidnapping of an infant, shots fired and a police standoff, according to the Iredell County Sheriff's Office. 

Monday evening around 7:30, deputies were called to Friendship Road near Silhouette Lane. When the first deputy arrived on scene, the Sheriff's Office says 51-year-old Jeffery Glenn Daniels fired a shotgun in the deputies direction.

The deputy took cover behind a garage with some of the residents and called for backup. 

Other deputies arrived and attempted to communicate with Daniels, but Daniels barricaded himself inside a home, refused to come out, and the Iredell County Sheriff's Emergency Response Team was called in to assist. 

Deputies captured Daniels a short time later as he tried to escape from the house out the back door. 

Witnesses told deputies that Daniels was involved in an altercation with two juveniles riding a golf cart. Witnesses also said Daniels took an infant child from one neighbor and attempted to carry the baby into his home. When the parent of the child tried to confront Daniels, witnesses report Daniels responded by firing in the parent's direction. 

The juveniles were treated for minor injuries and released. The infant was released unharmed. 

Daniels was arrested and charged with assault on a female, first-degree kidnapping, resisting public officer, assault with a firearm on a public official, assault on a child under 12 and possession of a firearm by a felon. His bond was set at $200,000. 

Copyright 2016 WCNC


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