Posted: Friday, 06 July 2012 4:05PM
Winona Police said a 27-year-old St. Paul man was taken into custody early Friday following a four-hour standoff with authorities at a residence in the city's west end.
Police Sargent Gary Hoeppner said Jeffrey Scott Christopher was apprehended about 2:20 a.m. after authorities used an armored vehicle to break down the front door of the home located at 301 Junction Street.
Hoeppner said officers went to the residence at 8:20 p.m. Thursday to arrest Christopher on outstanding warrants from Dakota and Washington counties.
After Christopher refused to come out, police sealed off the neighborhood and called in the Winona County Emergency Response Team and the La Crosse County Swat Team.
Hoeppner said when attempts to talk Christopher out of the home were unsuccessful, a "Bearcat" armored vehicle from La Crosse County was used to bust the door down.
No injuries were reported and there were no weapons in the home.
Hoeppner said Christopher was wanted in Dakota County on a child support warrant...and in Washington County on a warrant for burglary.
He was being held in the Winona County Jail.
Numerous officers from the Winona and Goodview police departments, along with the sheriff's department, assisted at the scene.