Craven County man charged after armed standoff with deputies

Craven County man charged after armed standoff with deputies

Deputies have charged Jerry Anderson with domestic assault on a female.

CRAVEN COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – An armed standoff that shut down a major Eastern Carolina highway is over.

Craven County deputies shut down U.S. 17 north of Vanceboro for a large part of the day. Traffic began flowing again around 4:45 p.m.

Craven County deputies say U.S. 17 north of Vanceboro is closed to all traffic.

Craven County deputies say U.S. 17 north of Vanceboro is closed to all traffic.

Major David McFadyen said deputies were called to the home for a domestic disturbance. They say Jerry Anderson’s wife told them her husband had taken pills, grabbed a gun, and struck her in the head with a door as she was leaving the home.

McFadyen said the 56-year-old Anderson threatened to shoot anyone who approached the home.

After hours of negotiations with members of the New Bern Police Department Hostage Negotiations Team, Anderson walked out of the home unarmed around 4:00 p.m.

McFadyen says the man has been charged with domestic assault on a female.

Anderson will have a first court appearance tomorrow.

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