Child reunited with mother after five hours of negotiation in domestic dispute

Published 12:31 pm Thursday, August 3, 2023

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On Sunday, July 30, 2023, at approximately 12:45 a.m., Beaufort County Deputies responded to a residence on Old Blounts Creek Rd., Chocowinity N.C. The father of a 5-month old infant had barricaded himself in the residence after forcibly removing the mother of the infant and was not allowing anyone access into the home.

Deputies were on scene for approximately 5 hours negotiating with the father. During that time Beaufort County Sheriff Office Special Operations deployed a drone to provide overwatch of the residence and the scene. Deputies were able to negotiate a peaceful outcome to the situation allowing the mother to be reunited with her child.