Suspect of barricade situation in York subdivision arrested

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WAVY/LaVoy Harrell

YORK COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — The suspect of a barricade situation at a York County subdivision was arrested Thursday after a hours-long standoff with law enforcement.

Kyle Rhoades. Image Credit: Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail
Kyle Rhoades. Image Credit: Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail

Kyle Rhoades, 26 of Yorktown, was arrested shortly before 8 a.m., nearly nine hours after the situation began.

Lt. Dennis Ivey with the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office said early Thursday that a suspect — later identified as Rhoades — was barricaded in a townhouse on Wethersfield Park, in the York Crossing subdivision.

Ivey tells WAVY.com notice of an incident was sent out Thursday morning because they wanted people to avoid the area.

Residents who live east of Constitution Drive were being advised to stay in their homes, while some homes within the subdivision were evacuated. They have since been allowed back to the neighborhood.

WAVY’s Rico Bush reports that deputies found Rhoades in the attic of the home.

Photos: Barricade situation in York subdivision

Rhoades had reportedly broken into the townhouse overnight and tried to steal several guns. Authorities say weapons were recovered from the backyard.

The homeowner was not home when Rhoades reportedly broke in, but the sheriff’s office says it was in contact with them as the standoff unfolded.

Police were called to the house Wednesday night after an alarm had been triggered. Rhoades was seen by officers trying to get away, before he ran back in the house and barricaded himself inside.

In a news conference Thursday morning, Ivey said deputies tried to talk to Rhoades for several hours, but were unsuccessful and eventually forced their way into the house.

Viewer images from the scene showed a large police presence in the York neighborhood. One viewer picture appeared to show authorities taking Rhoades away in handcuffs.

WAVY Viewer Photo
WAVY Viewer Photo

Rhoades is charged with burglary and may be facing more charges.

York County Schools tweeted Thursday morning that the York Crossing bus routes were temporarily suspended during the standoff. The school division later tweeted that bus routes were resumed.

Stay with WAVY News 10 for the latest updates on this developing story.