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Law officers capture man after standoff

Steven DeWayne Tucker Steven DeWayne Tucker

Henderson County sheriff's deputies and U.S. marshals captured a 45-year-old Terry's Gap Road man Thursday night after he tried to flee from the home where he had barricaded himself.
The U.S. Marshals Service Carolina Regional Fugitive Task Force requested the assistance of the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office in serving a fugitive warrant at 113 Terry’s Gap Road. 

Upon arrival of the Henderson County Officers and agents with the Carolina’s Regional Fugitive Task Force the wanted subject, Steven Dewayne Tucker, refused to come out of the residence. After a brief conversation with officers he begin to barricade himself inside the home. 

Officers learned through interviews conducted with family members of Tucker that a handicapped relative was inside the home.  The Henderson County Sheriff’s Office Negotiation Team was called to the scene and began negotiations with Tucker. After several hours of negotiations, officers were able to successfully extract the handicapped relative from the residence unharmed.

Negotiations between the sheriff's office and Tucker ended when Tucker refused any further communication with officers.  At approximately  Tucker was apprehended by Henderson County SWAT officers and marshal service agents as he attempted to flee from the residence.  

Tucker was wanted for Parole Violations (Habitual Felon) Assault by Pointing a Gun, and Communicating Threats. He was served with the outstanding warrants and is confined in the Henderson County Detention Facility with No Bond. Additional charges are forthcoming.