The Juneau Police Department arrested a man for a felony arrest warrant Tuesday after a several hour standoff on April 6, 2021. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

The Juneau Police Department arrested a man for a felony arrest warrant Tuesday after a several hour standoff on April 6, 2021. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Police arrest man for felony arrest warrant after standoff

No one was injured during the standoff and arrest.

A Juneau man was arrested Tuesday afternoon following a several-hour standoff, according to a Juneau Police Department spokesperson.

Benjamin Devin Parson, 21, was arrested in the 8400 block of Nugget Drive on a warrant for failing to report to Lemon Creek Correctional Center, said Juneau Police Department Lt. Krag Campbell in a news release.

JPD officers arrived to serve the warrant at approximately 1.38 p.m., Campbell said. Officers had intelligence that Parson was in a van on a residential property. Police also had reason to believe that Parson might be in possession of a handgun, and that there might be a woman in the van with Parson, Campbell said. Firearms were not found during a search of the van.

“Over the next couple of hours, officers attempted to communicate with Parson inside the van, but were unsuccessful,” Campbell said. “Additional law enforcement units, including Alaska State Troopers and a JPD crisis negotiator responded to the area to assist.”

The area of Nugget Drive near the residence was blocked off for safety while the operation went on.

Parson eventually began communicating, and soon after, Parson and the woman exited the van without incident. Parson was taken to LCCC.

While searching the residence for Parson, JPD officers also found and arrested 34-year-old Scott Louis Whitely for several JPD warrants.

• Contact reporter Michael S. Lockett at 757-621-1197 or mlockett@juneauempire.com.

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