Child safe after Chesterfield standoff | News
CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT)- We are learning more about the Chesterfield man arrested in a police standoff early Wednesday morning. It ended peacefully but officers shut down the neighborhood for several hours.
Gregory Moore is in jail facing a couple charges and is accused of assaulting his wife.
When we stopped by the Chesterfield County courthouse, the clerk told us an emergency protective order had been filed against him on Tuesday.
Moore is a father and husband, but now he's in jail after refusing to surrender to Chesterfield Police early Wednesday morning.
For several hours officers blocked off the neighborhood near his home in the 5300 block of South Belmont Road. It's right off of Chippenham Parkway.
Officers say Moore told them he had a firearm and his one-year-old child inside the house.
According to court documents, it started when Moore's wife filed a domestic assault charge the night before. Another arrest warrant accuses him of preventing someone from calling law enforcement.
Around 11 p.m. Tuesday night Chesterfield officers tried to serve the arrest warrant. They say Moore told them he was not coming out. Upon learning he was armed and there was a child in the house, officers tell us they backed away.
Police set up a mobile command unit and began negotiations with Moore.
"Everybody thinks not in my neighborhood," says Catherine Welsh, a neighbor.
She says the family is renting the home.
"People don't know their neighbors, so when something like that happens to your neighbor you are surprised," she said.
Also according to the clerk at Chesterfield County's Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, an emergency protective order had just been filed against Moore on Tuesday. We are also told there was another assault charge on his record from February of 2011.
Welsh said she wishes neighbors had reached out to the family.
"We do need to do a better job of it in this neighborhood obviously or things like that wouldn't be happening," she said.
After several hours, Moore finally surrendered after 3 a.m. on Wednesday.
Nobody was injured, including the child, who is now in the care of other family members.
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