One taken into custody after Brazil standoff


An hours long stand off in Clay County ended peacefully.

“We don’t have barricade situations happen like this in our city here very often,” Brazil Police Chief Clint McQueen said. “We have had them in the past. We don’t have them frequently which we are thankful and glad for that.” 

The man at the center of a Brazil standoff surrendered peacefully Wednesday night.  

“I am thankful that we have a lot of citizens that who stand back make themselves safe and let us do the job that we are supposed to be doing out here,” McQueen said.  

Wednesday afternoon the Brazil Police Department received a tip that a person by the name of Bryan Hutcheson was inside a home on the corner of Depot and Halbert Street.   

Hutcheson had a warrant out of Georgia for aggravated assault and attempted murder.  

After surveillance confirmed the tip, officers were able to secure a warrant for the man. 

When officials returned three individuals exited the home, however Hutcheson barricaded himself inside the residence with weapons.  

That’s when authorities contacted a neighboring department for help.  

“We are thankful for Terre Haute Police Department offering to come with their specialized team that’s specifically trained for situations like this,” McQueen said.  

After hours of negotiations Hutcheson walked out of the house. 

Hutcheson was transported to the Clay County Jail to await extradition to Georgia.  

He will also face charges in Clay County for resisting arrest and refusal to surrender.   

In the upcoming days the Brazil Police Department will consult with the prosecutors to determine whether charges will be filed against the individuals who came willingly out of the house. As of now they have not been charged.  

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