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By Joe Thomas
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Standoff ends with man jailed

SWAT team uses tear gas to capture Atmore man after 12-hour standoff; James gets $500,000 bond


April 23, 2020

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Police shut down roads around Sneed Drive while negotiating

An Atmore man who threatened and held his parents at gunpoint was arrested Tuesday evening after about a 12-hour standoff with police that ended after officers used tear gas and took the suspect into custody with nobody getting hurt.

John Bradley James, 42, 1102 Sneed Drive, was charged with two counts of kidnapping I and transported to the Escambia County Detention Center in Brewton. Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks said more charges are likely.

According to Chief Brooks, James went outside about 5 a.m. Tuesday to smoke a cigarette and his father followed. The two got into an argument and...

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