Richland Man Jailed After Alleged Threats Made to Kill Family
A Richland man wanted on several warrants is now in custody after a standoff on Sunday.
Residents of a Richland home contacted police after they fled from an armed family member.
24-year old Michael ham was taken into custody without incident after barricading himself into the home in the 1800 block of McMurray Street.
The Richland Police department responded to the incident around noon with the Tri-City Regional SWAT team assisting. Franklin County and Benton County Sheriff’s deputies were on the scene as well.
Police say Ham allegedly threatened to kill family members at the home.
Part of McMurray Street was blocked off for part of the afternoon. The public was advised to avoid the area.
After the several hours-long standoff, Ham was taken into custody without incident.
He was wanted on a felony Department of Corrections warrant and had two outstanding misdemeanor warrants for his arrest.
Ham was booked into the Benton County Jail and faces additional charges for firearms possession and alleged threats to kill family members.