LEXINGTON, N.C. (WGHP) — A man wanted for the attempted murder of a law enforcement officer has been taken into custody by the United States Marshals Service and Lexington Police Department.

On Wednesday morning, marshals and officers came to a home on the 800 block of State Street in Lexington in connection to a “wanted dangerous person.”

Investigators say they had probable cause to believe that Antonio Dontre Brooks, 30, of Shelby, was staying at and was currently inside the home.

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Brooks was wanted out of “multiple jurisdictions” in cases from 2022 and 2023 for the following charges:

  • Attempted murder of a law enforcement officer
  • Assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury
  • Discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling
  • Discharging a firearm into an enclosure
  • Two counts of possession of a firearm by a felon

Police say that the officer involved in the attempted murder charge was with the Shelby Police Department.

A 2-hour standoff took place as law enforcement attempted to take Brooks into custody.

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The LPD’s Special Response Team was at the scene and ultimately forced Brooks out of the home without incident by using de-escalation techniques and other resources.

Brooks was then turned over to the custody of US Marshals.

A search warrant at the home was then executed by Lexington police. Two firearms were found and seized.