Barricaded subject taken into custody after alleged assault

50-year-old Jeffrey James Kilgore (Photo credit: Newport News Police)

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Newport News Police have arrested a man accused of physically assaulting a family member and then barricading himself inside his home Sunday.

The Tactical Operations Unit arrived to the home along the First block of Malbon Avenue, shortly before 8 p.m., after 50-year-old Jeffrey James Kilgore allegedly assaulted a 47-year-old female family member and refused to come out of the home.

Authorities were told Kilgore was intoxicated and armed. Eventually officers were able to convince Kilgore to come out of the home. He was taken into custody around 9 p.m. and charged with assault and brandishing a firearm. He was placed in the custody of the Newport News City Jail.

Police say the victim did not require immediate medical attention.

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