Police standoff case awaits plea hearing | CraigDailyPress.com

Police standoff case awaits plea hearing

Amy Hamilton

Attorneys still are deciding on terms of a plea agreement for a Craig man who is accused of holding police at bay in a 12-hour standoff in late July.

Jonathon Crook, 23, has completed a drug rehabilitation program and is out of jail on a property bond.

He formerly was in jail on charges stemming from a July 26 incident in which police allege he held law enforcement officials at bay outside of his Barclay Street home in connection with a domestic violence dispute.

Police allege that Crook harbored a “dangerous weapon” in the home and for that reason, hesitated to enter. According to court testimony, it’s unclear whether Crook was aware that a gun was in the house.

Crook promptly came out of the house and was arrested after police gassed the house.

Crook is set for a Nov. 22 plea hearing.

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