Suspect’s name released following Tuesday morning standoff


TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — An early morning stand-off on the north end of Terre Haute ended with one man in custody.

For several hours, authorities attempted to get Brent Powers to come out of a home in the area of Markle Avenue and Michigan Street.

The incident began when the Vigo County Sheriff’s Department was called to the area on a report of shots fired. Deputies said they saw a man run into a nearby home.

The Terre Haute Police Department called its Special Response Team was called in to assist with the situation.

Officers finally threw several “flash/bang devices” into the home before the Powers finally came out.

According to Sheriff John Plasse, Powers admitted to firing a weapon.

Powers was arrested on initial charges of criminal recklessness, resisting law enforcement and unlawful possession of a firearm by a domestic batterer. He was transported to the Vigo County Jail where he is being held without bond.

WTWO/WAWV will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.

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