Joshua Morrison/News Members of the Mount Vernon Police Department and Knox County Sheriff’s Office work tactical options during Thursday’s standoff with Vernon Kanode Jr., at Vernon Ridge Apartments. Kanode was taken into custody peacefully.

Joshua Morrison/Mount Vernon News

Members of the Mount Vernon Police Department and Knox County Sheriff’s Office work tactical options during Thursday’s standoff with Vernon Kanode Jr., at Vernon Ridge Apartments. Kanode was taken into custody peacefully. Request this photo

 

Joshua Morrison/News Vernon Kanode Jr. is taken into custody by law enforcement after an eight-hour standoff Thursday at Vernon Ridge Apartments.

MOUNT VERNON — A Mount Vernon man barricaded himself inside an apartment for an eight-hour standoff Thursday.

Vernon Kanode Jr., 22, was taken into custody at a Follin Avenue apartment by tactical teams Thursday at approximately 8 p.m. The officers blasted through a barricaded door before entering and locating Kanode on the second floor.

Kanode was believed to be armed, but no firearm has been recovered as of Friday morning, Mount Vernon Police Capt. Scott McKnight told the News.

McKnight said Kanode was taken into custody “peacefully” but may have struggled with officers. Kanode had visible lesions to his face when he came out of the residence.

Kanode left the scene in an ambulance and was transported to Knox Community Hospital. McKnight said Kanode was checked out at KCH and transported to the Knox County Jail.

Jail records this morning showed that Kanode was in the custody of the sheriff. No charges have been filed as of Friday morning.

Mount Vernon City Law Director Rob Broeren said Kanode was arrested Thursday on an outstanding warrant out of Morrow County. Broeren said he was unaware of any charges being filed locally, as of this morning.

 

Nick Sabo: 740-397-5333 or nsabo@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

 

 

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