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Standoff at Sheriff's Office, suspect in custody


Shortly after 4pm on January 4, 2019 Jeffery Todd Maxey, 46, of Heber Springs, walked into the lobby of the Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office with a rifle.  He then barricaded himself into a lobby bathroom, where he made statements to deputies that he would shoot himself or any police that tried to take him into custody.  Several agencies responded, and SWAT teams from the State Police and White County also responded.  After approximately four hours of negotiation, Maxey was taken into custody without further incident, and transported to a neighboring jail to be held.  We are grateful to the assisting agencies, and very thankful that this incident ended without any injuries.  We ask that you keep all involved in your thoughts and prayers.


All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.


-Sheriff Chris Brown

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