DECATUR, Ill. (WCIA) — The Macon County Sheriff’s Office said that the man who barricaded himself inside his residence today surrendered peacefully at 5:45 p.m. and was taken to a hospital for a mental health evaluation.

The incident and standoff are being investigated by the Sheriff’s Office Investigations Bureau and the report will be submitted to the Macon County State’s Attorney for further review of any pending criminal charges.

No shots were fired by deputies or the suspect and no one was hurt.

“I’m thankful for the dedication and determination shown today by our deputies,” said Sheriff Jim Root. “With today’s heat and in an already tense situation this could have ended worse. I appreciate the effort put forth by all agencies today to ensure a peaceful resolution.”

Main Street between Illinois Route 48 and Dennis Avenue is now reopen to traffic.


DECATUR, Ill. (WCIA)–The Macon County Sheriff’s office confirmed there is someone barricaded in their residence off of West Main Street. Macon County Sheriff’s was at the individual’s residence for a civil process.

This has been an ongoing situation since 9 am.


DPD and Macon County Sheriff’s officials are on the scene negotiating with the individual. It is neither confirmed nor denied that the individual is in possession of a weapon.

Officers say the area is safe, but this is an active situation.

The officers have spoken with all neighbors in the residential area. Parts of West Main are blocked, and McClellan and Dennis are currently closed.

Sgt Flannery is on the scene and states they are negotiating.

This is an active investigation unfolding. Flannery said more details within the hour.


The situation is still on-going. The DPD stated that police arrived at 9:07am for an eviction. The eviction did not go smoothly. Officers are still dealing with a barricade situation.

Negotitaions are ongoing and have been for approximently 5 hours. Officers are on their third negotiater.

The individual refuses to exit the single family two story home. This is now completely under Macon County Sheriff’s Office.

“They say the ball in in his court and they are hoping for a peaceful resolution. When asked if he has a weapon the police say they cannot confirm that yet.”

“If and when he gives up, he will be taken to the hospital for a mental health evaluation.”


The individual still refuses to exit residence, but he is contained to one area of his single family two story home. It has been 5 hours of negations thus far.

This is an ongoing story and will be updated accordingly.