TBI announces arrest, details in Hardeman County standoff

GRAND JUNCTION, Tenn. — An update to a standoff in Hardeman County –an investigation by the TBI has resulted in the arrest of a Bolivar man.

Courtesy: TBI

22-year-old Larry Taylor was taken into custody and booked into the Hardeman County jail.

According to the TBI, on Tuesday, Hardeman County deputies responded to a residence in the 1800 block of Highway 57 in Grand Junction to conduct a welfare check.

Deputies say they were fired upon after knocking on the door.

A woman inside the home was struck by gunfire, but was able to escape and was transported to a hospital.

The gunman remained in the home with two other people, including a child, and officials say he wouldn’t allow them to leave.

This led to an hours-long standoff.

Finally, around 9 that evening, local SWAT teams made entry into the home and were able to safely end the standoff with no other injuries.

Taylor faces three counts of attempted first degree murder, two counts of aggravated assault, and two counts of aggravated kidnapping.

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