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BA standoff suspect in jail

Posted at 6:20 PM, Apr 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-27 19:25:35-04

BROKEN ARROW -- Joey Brashears, the suspect in the Broken Arrow standoff Thursday, is in jail. 

He was originally taken to the hospital because of the fire that broke out at his home. 

Broken Arrow's Special Operations Team were called to Brashears home Thursday. Police were trying to arrest him for kidnapping his girlfriend who lived with him. 

"She told investigators she had tried to leave several times but each time she tried to leave she was held down and beaten by the suspect," Officer James Koch said. 

The woman has non-life threatening injuries to her face, head, shoulders, back and legs. 

Heather Devoe has lived next door to Brashears for the last ten years. 

"I'm used to the cops showing up, but I'm not used to that many cops or the SWAT team," Devoe said. 

She said for the last six months she could hear the couple arguing inside their home while her windows were shut. 

Devoe said she tries to keep to herself, but she cannot say the same for Brashears. 

"Throws things at my dogs," Devoe said. "I was thinking he was taking pot shots at my dogs with a bb gun because she kept coming in with bruises." 

Devoe stayed in her house during the entire standoff. She said the scariest part was when the fire broke out. 

"I knew that there was at least one officer in the front that knew that I was home, but I didn't know if anyone in the back did," Devoe said. "I put one sign up in the front and one sign up in the back so they knew if there was a problem they should come check on me."

Police do not know what sparked the fire. 

After the flames were out, police found Brashears in the garage. When he was captured by police, officers said he refused to talk.

He is being charged with kidnapping, aggravated domestic assault and battery, interfering with an emergency call and resisting arrest. 

 

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