Man Surrenders, Ending Standoff in Central Iowa
INDIANOLA, Iowa (AP) — A 39-year-old man who peacefully ended his nine-hour standoff with police in Indianola has been taken for evaluation.
Police say James Sturman surrendered about 9:45 p.m. CST Monday and was taken to Des Moines.
The standoff began about 1 p.m. on Monday after police were called to a domestic dispute. No injuries were reported.
Indianola police Sgt. Brian Sher told The Des Moines Register that Sturman had threatened 45-year-old Kristin Nevera, a co-owner of the house, who went outside and later stayed with officers.
Sher says two firearms were found in the house.
Indianola is about 20 miles south of Des Moines.
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