Man kills himself during standoff with Jefferson County SWAT, U.S. Marshals
By Ben Culpepper
A 39-year-old man wanted for failing to appear on charges of felony domestic violence and aggravated stalking shot himself during a standoff with law enforcement Monday night.Timothy Todd McCugh committed suicide inside a home in the 1200 block of Little Brook Lane sometime after 8 p.m. last night after members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force and the SWAT team from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office attempted to apprehend the fugitive.SWAT was requested by the task force at around 8 p.m. to assist at the scene, reporting that McCugh had barricaded himself the house, wearing a bullet proof vest and with access to several long guns and handguns. The suspect had informed family members that he would kill himself or shoot the police, prompting task force members to have the family attempt to convince him to surrender one last time before they made forced entry.Shortly after two failed attempts by a relative to communicate with McCugh by phone, a single gunshot was heard from inside the house. Law enforcement then deployed a small, mobile robot equipped with a camera into the home where it eventually located McCugh, deceased from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
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