Man involved in Iowa City standoff identified
Iowa City police have identified the man arrested Thursday morning following an overnight standoff.
Police say James Stephon Joy, 34, is charged with second-degree burglary.
According to police, Joy pulled a gun on a man who asked him to leave the home and told the man he was going to shoot him.
Police say he then pointed the gun at a woman in the home before the two victims ran and called the police.
Officers say Joy then barricaded himself inside the home.
The standoff began around 10:10 p.m. Wednesday and ended at around 8:15 a.m. Thursday when Joy walked out of the home after hours of negotiations with the Iowa City Police Crisis Negotiations Team.
Police say after Joy was arrested, a search of the home turned up a BB gun that matched the description of the gun given by the victims. Magazines for the BB gun were hidden in a different location in the home.