The U.S. Marshals Service has identified two people who were arrested Wednesday afternoon after a brief confrontation at Mobile Home Park in Billings West End.
Lucas Hancock, 32, of Spokane, Washington, and Shyra Chapman, 25, of Idaho, were arrested at Golden Meadows Mobile Home Park.
Hancock had two warrants of escape from Washington state to avoid prosecution and one warrant from Idaho state for aggravated assault on a police officer. Chapman was wanted in Idaho for harboring a fugitive.
Marshall Services received a call Wednesday morning saying the two were at a residence in Mobile Home Park at South Grove Place.
Law enforcement first contacted the two around 1:30 p.m. when the standoff began. About 20 to 25 law enforcement personnel attended the scene, including his SWAT from the Billings Police Department, Marshall’s Service, and the Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Response Team.
The stalemate lasted until about 3:00 pm, when negotiators persuaded Chapman, then Hancock, to leave.
(First report) Two people were arrested Wednesday afternoon after a brief confrontation with numerous law enforcement agencies at Mobile Home Park in Billings West End, according to Billings Police.
Police called the attempt a “high-risk arrest” involving multiple agencies at the Golden Meadows Mobile Home Park on the southwest corner of King Avenue West and South 24th Street.
Responding agencies included the U.S. Marshals, the Billings Police Department SWAT Team, and the Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Response Team.
Neighborhoods surrounding homes on South Grove Drive at the park’s southern end were temporarily evacuated during the standoff, police said.
A neighbor told MTN News that he heard a loud noise during the standoff, but it was unclear whether it was a gunshot, a flash grenade to clean the house, or an unrelated noise.
The case ended peacefully shortly before 3:10 p.m., after crisis negotiators from the Billings Police Department kicked the two suspects out of the residence. Both were wanted on out-of-state warrants.
No one was injured.
A joint operation between the US Marshals Service, BPD SWAT and YCSO TRT resulted in high-risk arrests. A brief stalemate ensued and the BPD crisis negotiator spoke his two suspects peacefully. Two people have been arrested and detained on out-of-state warrants. I was not injured. https://t.co/gTx1qLp9uj
—BillingsPD (@BillingsPD) January 18, 2023