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Wanted Suspect Arrested After SWAT Call

Jeremy Pearson was arrested on outstanding felony warrants.

Jeremy Pearson, 29, was arrested for two outstanding felony warrants after causing a disturbance. 

Police were dispatched to a call in the area of Broadway Blvd and Roma Ave due to reports of a male throwing a knife into traffic on Broadway Blvd.  Officers arrived and located Jeremy Pearson standing on a brick wall yelling at passing cars and waving a knife.  When Pearson saw police he ran towards a nearby apartment complex and went inside an apartment.  Officers attempted to make contact with the male who refused to come out. A female and a child soon exited the apartment unharmed.  The female told police Pearson was her ex-boyfriend. 

Officers made several attempts to get Pearson to come out however he refused and barricaded himself inside the apartment.  Due to Pearson's actions and believed to still be armed with the knife, the call was made a SWAT Call.  SWAT and Crisis Negotiation officers arrived and attempted to talk to Pearson's.  Pearson was responsive by yelling at officers out the windows and at one time opened the front door then went back inside.  SWAT officers eventually deployed a gas irritant which was successful at persuading Pearson to exit the residence. 

Pearson was taken into custody by police and booked into MDC for his two outstanding felony warrants.  One was for a probation violation for Receiving Stolen Property and Conspiracy.  The second for a grand jury indictment warrant for Receiving/Transferring a Stolen Motor Vehicle and Possession of Drug Paraphenalia.  Pearson has an arrest history dating back to 2006. 

The SWAT, CNT and field officers did an outstanding job keeping the public safe while getting an armed and dangerous subject into custody without incident.