I first want to say thank you to Sheriff Dave Ernest.
On September 7, 2019, at approximately 2:50 pm, Boone County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the 400 block of West Edson Street, Poplar Grove, for a possible suicidal subject. Deputies arrived and began speaking with the subject who was very uncooperative. The subject threatened and pointed a rifle at deputies multiple times during the incident. Deputies secured the area and a team of negotiators from the Boone County Sheriff’s Office and Belvidere Police Department began to negotiate with the subject.
The team of negotiators continued to speak with the subject for over 7 ½ hours. At one point in the negotiations, the subject did fire one shot. At approximately 10:45 pm, the subject surrendered and was taken into custody by the Belvidere SWAT team, which is made up of Belvidere Police Officers and Boone County Sheriff’s Deputies. The subject was later transported to Mercy Hospital for a medical evaluation.
Boone County Sheriff’s Detectives executed a search warrant at the subject’s residence. Detectives recovered two rifles and a handgun. The Boone County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the case. There were no injuries during this incident.
The Boone County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Belvidere Police Department and Capron Rescue Squad for their assistance during the standoff. The Sheriff’s office would also like to thank the citizen of this neighborhood for their patience and generosity during this very stressful event.
Around 3:30 pm the police were dispatched to a possible barricaded suicidal subject on W Edson st in Poplar Grove.
The Boone County deputies, Belvidere Police, Capron Rescue squad all assisted. They secured the scene.
The police negotiators peacefully negotiated with the subject for approx. 6 hours, and were able to take the subject into custody.