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Man charged with kidnapping following standoff

Marcellus Shead
Marcellus Shead
Marcellus Shead

Fayetteville Police arrested 31-year-old Marcellus Shead of Evansville, Indiana early Tuesday morning and charged him with felony kidnapping and false imprisonment after what police are calling a lengthy standoff with the combined Peachtree City / Fayetteville Special Response Team.
According to reports, police were notified just after midnight that a woman was being detained in a residence on Susan Lane in southeastern Fayetteville. Police later reported seeing through the windows that a man had a gun pointed at a woman’s back inside the home.
After the woman escaped the residence, police say they placed a “throw phone” into the residence to communicate with the suspect and take him into custody by 4:30 a.m. without injury. Several children were reportedly in the home sleeping during the standoff.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was also involved in the incident.

By Danny Harrison

Danny Harrison, a 1992 Fayette High School graduate, began his journalism career with Fayette County News in 1995. After taking several leaves of absence to pursue journalism and Christian ministry opportunities, including a few out of state and overseas, he returned full-time to Fayette County News in August 2014. Harrison earned a bachelor's degree in pastoral ministry in 2009 while serving as a missionary journalist in England and Western Europe.