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Wanted man in custody after hiding in attic at College Club Townhomes

Posted at 2:03 PM, Jul 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-31 17:17:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — A man is in jail after a two hour stand off with Leon County deputies.

The Leon County Sheriff's Office showed up to the College Club TownHomes on South Adams Street to serve a warrant around 12:00 p.m. Wednesday.

LCSO was assisting the US Marshall's Office with the warrant for Brezon Gilyard's arrest. The warrant was for an armed burglary in Jefferson County.

Deputies say when they knocked, someone else living in the apartment opened the door and told deputies Gilyard was inside. That's when they found out he was hiding in the attic of the apartment.

"There was no force that I'm aware of that had to be used. He was in the attic," said LCSO deputy Dave Teems. "Once he finally realized that it was over, he came down on his own. Probably a little itchy. He got a lot of insulation on him when he came out."

Nearby homes were not evacuated and deputies did not believe that Gilyard was a threat to anyone else.

LCSO has not yet said if Gilyard will face any charges from Wednesday's standoff.


A wanted man has been arrested after authorities found him hiding in an attic at College Club Townhomes.

LCSO said at about 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, they received information regarding an armed burglary suspect wanted out of Jefferson County at College Club Townhomes on 2833 South Adams Street. According to LCSO, the suspect barricaded himself inside an apartment.

About two and a half hours later, he was found by deputies hiding in the attic. LCSO said the complex was never evacuated and the suspect is now in custody.

LCSO was assisting the U.S. Marshals with a warrant for the suspect's arrest.