Overnight Standoff in Whitehaven Ends with Child Unharmed

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Updated: 10/01/2012 11:12 am
MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - It took 19 hours, but a standoff in Whitehaven finally ended with the suspect is behind bars Sunday morning.

23-year-old Dimitris Wells is charged with Emergency Commitment and Aggravated Assault.

It started Saturday, September 29 when police were called to 1300-block of Mary Jane just before 1 p.m. for a domestic dispute between a brother and sister.

Wells' sister told police he assaulted her inside the home, then barricaded himself and his 5-year-old child inside.

Just before 9 a.m. Sunday TACT officers safely entered the home and took Wells into custody; the child was unharmed.

Neighbors told ABC24 News that Wells is schizophrenic.

Featured Partners
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.