Suspect arrested after standoff with US Marshals and CCSO on Cox Road

COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga. (WJBF) – One suspect is now in custody after a standoff in Columbia County.

40-year-old Cheney Lee Allen was arrested for Probation violation and a number of outstanding warrants in Panama City, Florida as well as Georgia.

It happened at a home near the intersection of Cox Road and Belair Road around 1 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.

Columbia County deputies were helping US Marshals serve arrest warrants on the suspect.

The home was that of the suspect’s brother.

Allen also had his girlfriend with him.

Both his brother and girlfriend were briefly apprehended before being released.

Police had to use a tear gas canister to subdue the suspect.

Allen suffered minor injuries during the capture and was taken to the hospital for treatment.

He is now at the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office in custody.


COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga. (WJBF) – The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is assisting US Marshals in serving a warrant at a home on Cox Road.

Details are limited at this time.

Stay with NewsChannel 6 for the latest.

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