REIDSVILLE, N.C. (WGHP) — After 12 grueling hours of negotiation, Rayshawn Hairston surrendered to Reidsville police after barricading him, his girlfriend and their baby inside his girlfriend’s home, according to the Reidsville Police Department.
Reidsville police said they went to the Marcellus Apartment home complex around 5 a.m. for a recent warrant in Hairston’s name. Police said the warrant stemmed from a recent shooting in Reidsville.
Because of Hairston’s warrants, police said proper protocol was to call for back up.
“Due to the nature of the warrants that he has, we requested assistance in locating him,” said Santana Menard, a Reidsville police detective with criminal Investigation.
Multiple police forces peacefully negotiated with Hairston to surrender and let his girlfriend and the baby out the house.
Dozens of people watched in anticipation for the safety of Hairston and the child.
“This where we live. This is our home, and this is where we need to be, and you know when you have people that are with violence, it’s just not acceptable,” Elizabeth Mendez said.
Around 7 p.m., Hairston surrendered to the police.
No one was hurt, and Hairston’s girlfriend and one-year-old were checkout by EMT’s on the scene and sent to be with family.
“Were very much happy about the way it ended. Needless to say, no one got hurt whether it be the suspect, the mother and child or law enforcement. We’re glad for it to be over and everyone to be safe,” Menard said.
Officials said Hairston has warrants in Davidson County, Rockingham County and Guilford County and will possibly face more charges after the standoff with police.