Monticello-A subject who had barricaded himself inside an apartment, surrendered today to police after a four hour standoff.
The situation started at approximately noon today when Indiana State Parole Officer William McBee along with members of the Monticello Police Department went to serve an emergency violation of parole warrant on Richard D. Hill. 49 of Monticello. When officers arrived at 1401 North Main Street, contact was made with Hill, who then made threatening remarks to police and would not come out of the residence. The officers retreated back and cordoned off the area.
After setting up communications with Hill, Indiana State Police were contacted for hostage negotiators and the Special Operations SWAT Team. After several hours of negotiations, Hill walked out of his apartment and surrendered to the SWAT team. He was taken to IU White Arnett Hospital in Monticello where he was being evaluated. No police officers or the suspect were injured during the crisis.
For any charges being brought against Hill, contact the White County Prosecutor’s Office. Other agencies assisting at the scene was the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department, White County Sheriff’s Department, Carroll County Sheriff’s Department and troopers from the Indiana State Police at the Lafayette post. The investigation is still ongoing.