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Man in Havana standoff situation identified

Man in Havana standoff situation identified
Man in Havana standoff situation identified
Man in Havana standoff situation identified
Posted at 5:00 PM, Dec 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-28 12:55:31-05

HAVANA, Fla. (WTXL) - A three-hour long standoff in Havana has ended in an arrest. 

John Clayton Partin was arrested on Thursday for active warrants out of central Florida and Leon County.

Thursday morning, the Gadsden County Sheriff's Office responded to a SWAT situation at a home on Tree Bark Court, which is off Wayside Farm Road. Wayside Farm Road sits just off Highway 27, near the Wayside Food Store.

The call came in around 8 a.m. from a woman who lives at the home. The woman said that her husband tried to barricade them inside the home, but she managed escape and call 911. 

GSCO says that Partin was distressed over the active warrants for his arrest.

Once authorities arrived, residents on 159 Tree Bark Court were evacuated and held in the Leon County Mobile Command Unit. Others living on neighboring streets were not evacuated but were advised to stay inside.

Around 11:40 a.m., Leon County negotiators were able to talk to Partin and get him out of the home. He was arrested after the standoff. 

"To no incident, without incident, Mr. Clayton surrendered himself. So everybody goes home safe," said Sgt. Angie Hightower, the PIO for Gadsden County. "Nobody was hurt and we're just glad it's over with."

An officer on scene said that a hostage negotiator knew Partin, which helped them talk him out of the house. He was taken to Gadsden County Jail with a bond set for $910,000.

Partin was wanted in Levy County for false imprisonment, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, battery and sexual battery. 

There were more than 30 squad cars from both Leon and Gadsden counties on scene during the incident. No injuries were reported.