Police: After Armed Standoff, Magnolia Man in Custody

MAGNOLIA, Ark. - A Magnolia man is in custody Thursday for aggravated residential burglary, terroristic threatening among other charges. 

Officers with the Magnolia Police Department (MPD) responded to an address on Hilltop Street at approximately 9:25 p.m Nov. 8 to a disturbance and found that Lacadran Thomas, 30, of Magnolia, had barricaded himself in the residence. 

Police say Thomas waved a pistol at officers and threatened them.  Officers attempted to negotiate with Thomas for him to come out peacefully, but he continued to make threats and the Arkansas State Police SWAT team was notified.

Officials say while barricaded in the Hilltop address, Thomas set the house on fire, fired multiple shots, and fled from the residence. 

MPD say he was chased to an address on Renfroe Street, where he broke into a house and barricaded himself once again.  Police say Thomas continued to make threats and fire rounds from inside the house. ASP SWAT attempted to negotiate with Thomas, to which they were unsuccessful.  

The official report states that after failed negotiation attempts, ASP SWAT breached the home and arrested Thomas without incident. 

The report says a firearm was recovered from the house that Thomas broke into.

Magnolia Police Department was assisted by Columbia County Sheriff’s Office and SAU Police Department.

According to the Magnolia Police Department, Thomas was arrested on Nov. 9 for Aggravated Residential Burglary, Terroristic Act, Possession of a Firearm by Certain Person (Felon), Arson, Endangering the Welfare of a Minor 1st Degree (4 Counts) and Terroristic Threatening. 

His bond is set at $500,000 and he is awaiting his first court appearance. 

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