Man arrested after four hour stand off ends without incident

STE. GENEVIEVE COUNTY, Mo. – A stand off situation involving a 46-year-old man and what is believed to be his four year old son ended without incident Tuesday evening.

Ste. Genevieve County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Jason Schott said the man, Robert James, surrendered about 6 p.m.


The standoff began about 2 p.m. Tuesday when deputies arrived at the trailer home the man was staying in to arrest him on several warrants out of Jefferson County.


Schott said when the man saw the deputies approaching he took the child that was with him outside the trailer and they both went inside the trailer and would not come out.


Several additional law enforcement agencies responded to the scene including the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Mineral Area Drug Task Force and U.S. Marshalls fugitive apprehension team.


The drama ended around 6 p.m. when a female relative of the man went inside and the man subsequently surrendered without incident.


No injuries were reported. There no weapons in the trailer and the suspect was not armed.


Deputy Schott said James will likely face felony resisting arrest and endangering a child charges in addition to the original four to six active warrants out of Jefferson County.


Those warrants are for trafficking narcotics, endangering the welfare of a child and possession of a controlled substance.