August 20, 2019
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Man arrested after police standoff in Rockland

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An hours-long standoff came to an end Saturday night with a man being taken into custody, according to the Rockland Police Department.

Joshua Ellis, 34, surrendered about 6:30 p.m. at a home on the Bog Road in Rockland, according to investigators.

Rockland police said the incident started around 1:45 p.m. after officers pulled Ellis over on Bog Road because he had a warrant out for his arrest.

According to officers, Ellis refused to get out of his vehicle and eventually sped off toward his house up the street.

Because Ellis has criminal history and based on “investigative intelligence on his involvement in current criminal activity,” Rockland police Chief Christopher Young said his department called in the state police tactical unit to assist. Young said Ellis came out of the house and surrendered after the state police’s armored vehicle approached the house.

Two adults and one juvenile were also inside the house and came out and complied with officers instructions.

Ellis was taken to the Knox County Jail, where he’ll be charged with creating a police standoff and eluding an officer.

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