NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - A man officers were searching for in Norfolk Monday morning has been taken into custody.
Chris Amos with the Norfolk Police Department told WAVY.com officers and members of the SWAT team were dispatched to a home in the area of Killam Avenue and West 36th Street. The suspect , 31-year-old Warner Edward Byrd was believed to be inside the home.
Byrd was wanted on the following charges:
• Assault on a family member
• Failure to pay child support
• Driving on a suspended license
• Failure to appear
Amos said Byrd had warrants on file in Virginia Beach, Accomack County and Northampton County.
"When I came out, I only saw one or two police, and then it escalated, because he wouldn't come out when they knocked on the door," said neighbor Jerry Davis.
Byrd was inside with his on again/off again girlfriend. She called police, because he wouldn't leave.
"I know the girl," said neighbor Jannika Williams. "She's a sweet girl. They have problems in their relationship, but I don't know why this is going on."
"That's crazy, and I hope she's alright, because it's sad," added another neighbor. "If you got a man and you don't want to deal with him, just leave him alone. Don't keep dealing with him."
Around 12:15 p.m., a couple rounds of tear gas was fired inside the home, Amos said. At that time, Byrd voluntarily came out of the home, as did an unknown woman.
"That's all he had to do was come out of the house," Williams said.
Bryd was taken into custody and taken to the Norfolk City Jail.
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