SALEM — The Marion County Sheriff’s SWAT team surrounded a home on Lancaster Drive Northeast for more than six hours on Tuesday trying to get an armed man to surrender.
A woman and child were able to escape from a domestic disturbance around 8:30 in the morning, but the man reportedly wouldn’t give up and barricaded himself inside. When the house was cleared by mid-afternoon, nobody was there.
Authorities were after 20-year-old Sir Diamond Damien Gipson. He turned himself in to police in Springfield on Thursday. Gipson is charged with assault and menacing.