(12/08/2010)
MAN BARRICADES SELF FOR SEVEN HOURS - A Harpers Ferry man was arrested Sunday after a stand-off with police and charged with domestic battery and domestic assault after barricading himself in his residence, according to the State Police.

Sean Denis McCarthy, 39, was a paramedic for the Jefferson County Emergency Services Agency and a former SWAT team medic.

State Police said that McCarthy had come home intoxicated, a subject told him to leave the house, after which McCarthy allegedly became angry, pushing the victim out of the residence.

McCarthy told authorities they would need to bring "a lot of people to remove him," according to the criminal complaint, saying he had firearms.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department's SWAT team was activated and responded to the standoff, which lasted seven hours, while a negotiator with the State Police was able to talk McCarthy down.

MARION ARMED ROBBERIES - Two armed robberies hit two Marion County businesses within minutes Saturday night.

The first at the High Life Lounge where a suspect walked into the lounge holding a small revolver, and told everyone to get on the ground.

The robber took money from both the business, the employees and a patron.

About eleven minutes later, an armed robbery happened at Digits Lounge, with the description the same as the other robbery.


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