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Standoff with sheriff’s deputies ends in capture of wanted felon

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A convicted felon from the northwestern reaches of Alamance County was taken into custody on Sunday after a tense, two-half-hour standoff with local sheriff’s deputies.

Allen Lloyd Lewis was ultimately hauled off in handcuffs some 2 hours and 40 minutes after deputies first reached his home along the 4200 block of Jughouse Road to arrest him for communicating threats and a felony probation violation.

Allen Lloyd Lewis

According to the office of Alamance County’s sheriff, the first deputies on the scene caught a brief glimpse of Lewis when he emerged from the backdoor to warn them that he’d open fire if they didn’t get off his property. Lewis proceeded to barricade himself inside the home and continued to threaten the deputies when they managed to get him on the phone.

Lewis reportedly remained holed up in his dwelling while the sheriff’s initial units were joined by the agency’s special response team, members of the criminal investigation division, and the sheriff’s crisis negotiator. In the meantime, officers from other agencies also converged on the scene to provide backup.

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According to the sheriff’s office, the impasse finally ended when the sheriff’s special response team decided to force their way into the home. At 2:48, the team’s members emerged with Lewis in hand, while a subsequent search of the residence yielded five firearms and various forms of ammunition.

Lewis currently faces felony charges for the aforementioned probation violation, failing to appear in court, and for the illegal possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon. He has also been charged with three misdemeanor counts of communicating threats, three more for threatening law enforcement officers, and one misdemeanor count for resisting, obstructing, or delaying a law enforcement operation.

Lewis has been jailed under a $450,000 bond since his arrest.

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