Suspect in Grand Rapids standoff arraigned

Posted at 1:01 PM, May 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-27 13:01:17-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A Grand Rapids man has been officially charged with several felonies after holding Grand Rapids police at bay for several hours this week.

Darrell Jones II, 27, could be sentenced to life in prison if he is convicted of all six charges.  He is charged with first degree home invasion, discharge of a firearm in or at a building, carrying a concealed weapon, injuring/harassing a police animal, and two firearms charges. He is also charged as a habitual offender.

The standoff started Thursday night at about 10:00 p.m. at a home in the 400 block of More Street NE. Police say Jones had a gun and appeared to have suicidal thoughts. Investigators said he was uncooperative with officers and forced his way into a home down the block.

Everyone inside got out safely.

Jones surrendered to police at about 6:00 a.m. on Friday.

No one was injured in the standoff.