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Two arrested after barricade situation

Posted at 6:58 PM, Nov 27, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-27 21:58:46-05
Henderson Police have arrested two suspects after an early morning domestic dispute and standoff.
Henderson Police responded to the Camden Commons regarding a domestic dispute around 1 a.m. Friday.
The investigation revealed that Melissa Williams, 35, had assaulted her 16-year-old daughter in the apartment and brandished a handgun threatening to kill herself and her husband, Roderick Merritt, 56.
The victim fled the apartment and the victim's aunt called police. When officers arrived on scene, there were four adults and two juveniles who were barricaded inside the apartment.
After several hours of negotiations by Henderson crisis negotiation teams, three of the four adults and two juveniles surrendered peacefully. After Merritt surrendered, he was arrested. Williams did not surrender.
At approximately 6:45 a.m. the SWAT team entered the apartment and took Williams into custody without incident. There were no injuries.
Williams was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of a gun by prohibited person, domestic battery, and obstructing a police officer. Merritt was charged with obstructing a police officer. Both also had outstanding traffic warrants. Both were booked into the Henderson Detention Center.
Anyone with information in this case is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.