SWAT Team Takes Down Suspect With Armed Robot After Pointing Gun At Deputy Serving Eviction Notice at Port Orange Home – The Published Reporter®

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Around 3:30 pm, after hours of negotiations, a bomb robot forced open the front door, and 56-year-old Curtis Lapiere Jr., surrendered. He was taken into custody by SWAT without further incident.

PORT ORANGE, FL – A man facing eviction from his parents’ home in Port Orange was taken into custody Thursday afternoon following hours of negotiations after he pointed a gun at a Volusia sheriff’s deputy and barricaded himself in the house.

Volusia Sheriff’s SWAT, bomb and drone teams responded to the incident on Southfork Court along with negotiators, with Air One overhead and the Mobile Command Post on scene.

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Around 3:30 pm, after hours of negotiations, a bomb robot forced open the front door, and 56-year-old Curtis Lapiere Jr., surrendered. He was taken into custody by SWAT without further incident.

Lapiere Jr. was charged with aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and transported to the Volusia County Branch Jail with no bond. He was also issued a trespass warning for the home from which he was evicted.

Additionally, upon executing a search warrant at the house detectives discovered a significant amount of counterfeit money and printing equipment. In addition to the handgun that was on Lapiere Jr.’s side at the time of his arrest, deputies recovered a rifle, shotgun shells, 9mm ammunition and a 9mm magazine from inside the house. The US Secret Service has been contacted for follow-up regarding the counterfeit currency.

The US Secret Service has been contacted for follow-up regarding the counterfeit currency.
The US Secret Service has been contacted for follow-up regarding the counterfeit currency.


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