ATLANTIC CITY — A wanted man in the city was arrested Thursday morning after barricading himself at a residence with an acquaintance, police said.
Omar Butcher, 29, was arrested on an outstanding warrant and charged with obstructing and resisting arrest after it took three hours for members of the city’s SWAT team, l Crisis Negotiation Team and Bomb Clearance Team to get Butcher and Claria Barrigher out of the residence in the 300 block of North Tennessee Avenue, police said in a news release Saturday.
Detectives Darrin Lorady and Eric Evans were investigating around 8:20 a.m. Thursday at a North Tennessee residence when they recognized Butcher, who was wanted in a May 28 domestic violence incident, opening the door to a residence neighbor.
Butcher retreated to the house after noticing detectives and refused to open the door, police said.
Lorady made contact with Barrigher by cellphone, and after three hours of negotiation, Butcher and Barrigher walked out and were taken into custody.
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Butcher was sent to Atlantic County Jail on his outstanding warrant, but received a summons pending court on his other charges. Barrigher received a subpoena for obstructing and resisting arrest.
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