An hours-long standoff in Morristown has come to a peaceful resolution

Jason Starritt being removed from his apartment by police. / Source: (Morristown Police Department)
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The Morristown Police Department have peacefully removed a man from his apartment on West Economy Road.

According to reports, the standoff stemmed from a call about a domestic disturbance at the apartment taking place early Saturday morning.

The man who barricaded himself, Jason Starritt, has been charged with Domestic Assault, Aggravated Criminal Trespassing, Resisting Arrest, and Felon in Possession of a Handgun.

Chief Roger Overholt said, “I am glad our department has the trained personnel and equipment needed to effectively respond to these types of high-risk incidences. MPD, along with the Morristown Fire Department and Hamblen County EMS worked well together as a team to see that this incident was resolved peacefully."