Western Indiana Man Arrested after 15-hour Police Standoff

CLOVERDALE, Ind. (AP) _ State Police say the arrest of a western Indiana man has ended a nearly 15-hour standoff that began when authorities arrived to take custody of his infant daughter.


Thirty-three-year-old James E. Kirby was arrested without incident at his Cloverdale apartment about 5 a.m. Friday and the 2-week-old girl and her mother were unharmed. 

 
Kirby faces preliminary neglect, criminal confinement and resisting law enforcement charges.
 
Police say Kirby brandished a handgun about 2 p.m. Thursday when police and a Department of Child Services staffer arrived to serve a court order and take custody of the child.
 
A standoff included a State Police SWAT team. Police negotiators worked overnight to negotiate Kirby's surrender.
 
  Two handguns were found in the apartment about 45 miles southwest of Indianapolis.