Suspect In Custody; Standoff Ends

Posted at 12:42 PM, Jul 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-12 07:07:17-04

The suspect in a Davidson County standoff has been arrested after the neighborhood nearby was blocked off due to the situation.

Deputies from the Metro Nashville Police Department and Davidson County Sheriff’s Office tried to serve an eviction notice at a home in the Inglewood area on Maplewood Lane Monday morning.

The owner of the house told NewsChannel 5 that the suspect, Phillip Keffer, was a renter. He told deputies he wasn't leaving and that people would have to leave in body bags.

That's when deputies came back to the home with arrest warrants for Keffer.

SWAT officers and police negotiators were called to the scene, and some neighbors were relocated to a church down the street.

Edwards Avenue from Virginia Avenue to Maplewood Lane was closed while police worked to secure the area. The suspect was taken into custody around 3 p.m. and the neighborhood was reopened.

Negotiators tried to get him out of the home for about three hours with no success; so they deployed flash bangs at the front yard.

Keffer stepped outside and was taken into custody. While in custody, he was evaluated, and would be charged with two counts of simple assault with intimidation.