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SCSO resolve a 19 hour long stand off in Mt. Jackson

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Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) reports the end of a 19 hour long standoff in Mount Jackson.

Joshua Litten of Timberville was taken into custody around 1:30 p.m. Dec. 7.

First reports of a wanted person armed and inside a residence at Perry Trailer Park Mount Jackson were phoned into the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office around 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6.

When Authorities arrived, they made several attempts to negotiate a peaceful solution to the situation to no avail.

The subject refused to surrender and eventually produced a firearm and began shooting from inside the residence.

Litten finally surrendered without anyone being injured and is currently being held in the Rappahannock, Shenandoah, Warren Regional Jail without bond.

Litten had already been wanted in Rockingham County for failure to appear in court.

Previous court records show that Litten was incarcerated back in 2012 for 2 years for child abuse.

He has faced numerous other charges including traffic violations, drug possession charges and eluding.

Additional charges now include Reckless handling of a firearm, attempted malicious wounding of Law Enforcement and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in Shenandoah County.

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