Man in custody after hiding from police on rooftop in Springfield

Heavy police presence on Daniel Avenue in Springfield. (WICS)


Police have identified the suspect in custody as 21-year old Cody Alexander.

Alexander currently has an active warrant for his arrest for resisting arrest.

He has non-life threatening injuries.

Springfield police department negotiation team and emergency response teams were on location at the time of his arrest.


As of 8:30 p.m., police now have the man in custody.

The incident was nearly five hours long, first beginning around 4 p.m. Thursday.

The man was wanted on a probation violation warrant.

When police first entered the home, the man tore open his roof and ran from officials on the rooftop.

Police used a ladder to get him down; however, he then jumped back into the attic.

Later, police sent in a K-9 dog.

The man then got back on top of the house, surrounded by police for nearly five hours.

He was in custody around 8:30 p.m., when police said he partially came down from the roof when officers were able to secure him.

SWAT, Springfield Police Department and the sheriff’s department assisted at the scene.


There’s a heavy police presence on Daniel Avenue, as of around 5:15 p.m. Thursday.

The road is currently blocked off, started at 1004 Daniel Avenue in Springfield.

At least seven Springfield police cars are on scene, as well as the sheriff’s department.

A neighbor at the scene claims a young man is locked in the attic in his house after missing a court appearance. Police have not yet confirmed this.

No word yet on the situation, but we will provide more updates as they are received.


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