Standoff suspect in custody


FULTON COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — The suspect involved in a standoff in which a sheriff’s deputy was killed has been taken into custody without incident.

42-year old Nathan Woodring is being held pending charges. The standoff started about 2 pm, Tuesday and continued for more than 18 hours, ending when Woodring was arrested about 8:20 am, Wednesday.

39-year old Deputy Troy Chisum was killed when multiple shots were fired by a barricaded suspect. He was one of four FCSO deputies who had arrived at a home on Troy Road, in Avon, about 45 miles west of Peoria, for a call of battery and disturbance.

Illinois State Police and SWAT were also involved on scene. A large procession of law enforcement escorted the ambulance from the scene to the hospital.

Chisum was on the force 4-and-a-half years and was also a paramedic. He also attended the Illinois Fire Service Institute and was a member of the West Central Special Response Team.

Sheriff Jeff Standard says Chisum “dedicated his life to the service of his community” and his “legacy and sacrifice will forever be remembered” by the department and the community.

He’s survived by his wife, Amanda. In a Facebook post, she describes him as “the best part of me.”

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