Armed man taken into custody following standoff at garage apartment fire

The occupant surrendered after a short standoff with police.

Everett Charles White

CURRITUCK COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) — Currituck County authorities took a man into custody after firefighters responded to a fire at a garage apartment Friday morning.

According to the Currituck County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy discovered a building on fire in the 5600 block of Caratoke Highway around 9:12 a.m. The fire originated in a detached garage apartment.

Photo courtesy Christopher Hearn, Sr.
Photo courtesy Christopher Hearn, Sr.

The Sheriff’s Office says that as the fire was being extinguished, a deputy discovered that the occupant of the apartment was armed and inside of the house on the property.

The subject, who authorities identified as 59-year-old Everett Charles White, walked out of the home following a short standoff with officers, and was taken into custody.

No one was injured in the incident, and the Sheriff’s Office says no shots were fired.

White was charged with second degree arson, breaking and entering, assault by pointing a gun and communicating threats. He is currently being held at the Currituck County Sheriff’s Office on a $76,000 bond.

White is expected to appear in court on July 27.

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