Lafayette man arrested after 18th St. standoff

A Lafayette man is under arrest after a brief standoff with police Friday morning.

Posted: Jun 1, 2018 3:17 PM
Updated: Jun 1, 2018 7:01 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A Lafayette man is under arrest after a standoff with police Friday morning. Around 9:45 a.m. the Lafayette Police Department assisted caseworkers with the Department of Child Services on an on-going investigation in the 3300-block of South 18th Street.

Related: 18th St. standoff over: Four detained, including potential suspect

During the call, 63-year-old Timothy Ferguson, pointed a firearm at a police officer as authorities conducted their investigation into the well-being of a 7-year-old child, who also lived in the home. This led police to close a section of 18th Street for several hours while the situation unfolded. It resulted in the SWAT team and investigators were called to a home and leaving neighbors questioning their safety.

Neighbor Daisy Brown said it was the first thing she heard.


"I woke up this morning and my brother came in and told me that the police were outside," Brown said. "I saw them all outside and I didn't know what to expect."

No shots were fired and the officer successfully moved the DCS workers to safety, outside the home. Police maintained a perimeter until SWAT units and negotiators arrived to assist closing a section of 18th Street for several hours. Police were able to talk Ferguson into exiting the home and he was taken into custody without incident.

Neighbor Chris Sullivan said the situation was properly taken care of.

"It was kind of concerning because it wasn't that far," Sullivan said. "I mean I know the police got it handled."

Ferguson was arrested for Intimidation with a Firearm and Neglect of a Dependent. Both a level 5 Felony.

Police continue to investigate the matter. There were no injuries and the child was removed from the home and is safe.

Unrelated to the event, police also arrested 38-year-old Felicia Powell who was also found in the home, for an outstanding arrest warrant for a driving offense.

West Lafayette
Clear
91° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 71°
Feels Like: 94°
Kokomo
Scattered Clouds
88° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 96°
Rensselaer
Clear
84° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 87°
Fowler
Clear
84° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 87°
Williamsport
Clear
86° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 90°
Crawfordsville
Clear
86° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 89°
Frankfort
Overcast
86° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 88°
Delphi
Clear
88° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 88°
Monticello
Clear
88° wxIcon
Hi: 92° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 88°
Logansport
Clear
90° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 91°
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 46915

Reported Deaths: 2681
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Marion11499683
Lake5053242
Elkhart316443
Allen2717128
St. Joseph186366
Cass16369
Hamilton1518100
Hendricks1386100
Johnson1254118
Porter71237
Tippecanoe6778
Madison64864
Clark63844
Bartholomew58244
Howard56057
LaPorte55326
Kosciusko5124
Vanderburgh4806
Jackson4653
LaGrange4657
Noble45728
Hancock43735
Boone43443
Delaware42949
Marshall4273
Shelby42025
Floyd37144
Morgan32531
Montgomery29320
Grant29026
Clinton2852
Monroe26628
Dubois2646
White26010
Decatur24832
Henry24315
Lawrence23624
Vigo2288
Dearborn22723
Harrison21022
Warrick21029
Greene18432
Miami1812
Jennings17111
Putnam1688
Scott1607
DeKalb1594
Daviess14116
Orange13523
Wayne1346
Perry1279
Steuben1262
Franklin1248
Jasper1142
Ripley1147
Carroll1102
Wabash1102
Fayette987
Newton9710
Whitley884
Starke853
Randolph784
Huntington712
Wells711
Jefferson701
Fulton681
Jay680
Washington661
Knox630
Pulaski621
Clay604
Gibson592
Rush563
Adams481
Benton480
Owen471
Sullivan441
Brown381
Blackford372
Posey360
Spencer351
Fountain302
Tipton301
Crawford290
Switzerland260
Martin220
Parke220
Ohio140
Warren141
Union130
Vermillion130
Pike90
Unassigned0193

COVID-19 Important links and resources

As the spread of COVID-19, or as it's more commonly known as the coronavirus continues, this page will serve as your one-stop for the resources you need to stay informed and to keep you and your family safe. CLICK HERE

Closings related to the prevention of the COVID-19 can be found on our Closings page.

Community Events