BURKECOUNTY, N.C. -- A nine-hour standoff with law enforcement in Burke County ended Tuesday night with the arrest of one of Burke County's Most Wanted.
The Burke County Sheriff's Office, along with Alcohol Law Enforcement and Division of Prisons dog teams, both part of DPS, went to a mobile home in the 3300 block of Icard Church of God Road to serve warrants on 32-year-old Randy Lee Bivens around 1:30 Tuesday afternoon.
ALEAssistant Special Agent in Charge, Bryan House, says they'd received word that Bivens had threatened to kill multiple people, including law enforcement personnel, and that he would like be armed.
After a near-nine hour standoff, in which Bivens had barricaded himself inside the mobile home, officers entered the structure and took Bivens into custody around 10:30 Tuesday night.
Bivens was taken to the hospital for treatment of apparent dehydration, and was later booked in to the Burke-Catawba Jail.
Of the multiple outstanding warrants out for Bivens are assault by strangulation, assault by pointing a gun, two counts of communicating threats, possession with intent to sell and deliver methamphetamine, two counts of resisting public officer, and several driving-related offenses.
Officers report finding two Colt. 45 pistols, one of which had been stolen, a pipe with methamphetamine residue, other drug paraphernalia and ammunition. As a result of the search, ALE is seeking additional charges on Bivens for possession of a firearm by a felon, felony possession of a stolen firearm and possession of drug paraphernalia.
More felony charges are expected to be filed by local authorities.