July 22—Officers were called to a home in Jennings Way at around 2:40 a.m. Thursday to a reported domestic incident involving a firearm. At the scene, officers learned that Randolph had stolen a Honda Pilot and fled the area, Dell said.
Dell noted that Randolph was wanted on various felony charges, including robbery, strangulation, threats and unlawful restraint.
Detectives began looking for Randolph and eventually found him later that evening. At approximately 6:50 p.m., detectives tracked the stolen Honda until it came to a stop in an alley on County Street. They then activated their police lights and sirens to perform a vehicle stop, Dell said.
Detectives told Randolph to show his hands and get out of the vehicle.
“However, Randolph refused to comply,” Dell said, prompting a response from the SWAT team and the hostage and crisis negotiation team.
“For about an hour, negotiators engaged in dialogue with Randolph through the open sunroof,” according to Dell. “The main negotiators were Lt. Werner and Detective Moore who showed patience and determination to get suspect Randolph out of the safety of the vehicle. This exchange ended with Randolph’s peaceful surrender.”
Police did not find a handgun on Randolph or in the vehicle, Dell said.
Randolph was charged with first-degree larceny, first-degree reckless endangerment, first-degree threat, first-degree unlawful restraint, second-degree unlawful restraint, first-degree strangulation, third-degree strangulation, second-degree breach of the peace and second-degree larceny, according to Dell.
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In addition to these charges, Randolph was charged with theft of vehicle and interference with the police. He also received “many outstanding warrants,” Dell said.