COURTLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — One person is in custody after a Sunday morning burglary turned into a standoff northeast of Rockford.
Around 8 a.m., the Kent County Sheriff’s Office said that deputies were on Peterson Road between Young Avenue and Myers Lake Avenue in Courtland Township for a home invasion with the suspect inside the home.
The sheriff’s office said the homeowner was able to escape the home but the suspect, later identified as a 40-year-old Muskegon man, remained inside and was making threats of a shootout. Deputies reported that they knew firearms were inside the home and the man’s truck.
The Kent County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Team and Negotiators were called to the scene to communicate with the man.
The man eventually came outside and tried to get into his vehicle. Deputies gave him commands but he didn’t cooperate.
Less-lethal rounds of pepper balls and bean bags were used. The man went back into the garage before surrendering peacefully.
The man was taken into custody and is being held at the Kent County jail for home invasion and aggravated stalking.
The sheriff’s office said the man and homeowner know each other. Their relationship is unknown.
Peterson Road between Young Avenue and Myers Lake Avenue was closed during the standoff. It has since reopened.
The case remains under investigation.