Elkton man in custody after standoff in Rockingham County Thursday
ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) - A man from Elkton is behind bars after a standoff with law enforcement Thursday morning.
In a press release, Rockingham County Sheriff Bryan Hutcheson said the department received a call about a domestic dispute around 6:30 a.m. in the 19000 block of Spotswood Trail in Elkton.
He said the situation quickly escalated as the man started firing shots with a woman inside the home.
When deputies responded to the scene, Sheriff Hutcheson said they were also shot at. Thankfully, no one was hit by the bullets.
After a brief standoff with the RCSO SWAT team, 50-year-old Robert Edward Payne exited the residence unarmed and surrendered without further incident.
He’s being held at Rockingham-Harrisonburg Regional Jail.
The investigation is ongoing, and the Virginia State Police Crime Scene Unit is currently assisting with the collection of evidence at the scene.
This is a developing story.
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