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Suspect barricades self in house


According to Captain Justin Lovvorn, on Aug. 26, the Greenville Police Department received a call from Jefferson County requesting assistance in locating an individual. Officers responded to a residence on Pinedale Road in an attempt to serve a felony burglary warrant on Harrison Charles Smith.

When officers arrived at the residence on Pinedale, they observed a female and a male inside the residence.  The female came to the door and allowed officers to enter the residence.  Once inside, officers observed the male subject running up a flight of stairs.  Officers ordered the subject to come down the stairs but he refused.  Officers cleared the first level of the residence and tried to negotiate with the suspect upstairs. 

The suspect refused to communicate with officers.  After talking with neighbors officers learned that the suspect had been known to possess several firearms. 

Greenville’s Special Response Team (SRT) was called to the residence to help communicate with the suspect. Once the SRT was unsuccessful at communicating with the suspect, the team made their way up to the second floor and cleared it. 

SRT was unable to locate the suspect on the second floor. They then gained access to the attic and made a tactical entry where they found the suspect barricaded behind several items. SRT was able to extract the suspect without any injury to the suspect or officers.

Smith was arrested shortly after 5 p.m. for the burglary warrant from Jefferson County as well as resisting arrest and possession of marijuana 1st.  Several Marijuana plants were found at the residence. Smith is being held in the Butler County Jail and will await extradition by Jefferson County once he has made bond on his current charges in Butler County.


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