SALEM -- After escaping police during a search involving Marion County SWAT and K-9 teams Tuesday, a man officials labeled armed and dangerous turned himself in Thursday afternoon.
Sir Diamond Damien Gipson, 20, turned himself into officers with the Springfield Police Department around 4 p.m., according to Sgt. Chris Baldridge of the Marion County Sheriff's Office.
Early Tuesday morning, officers were called to a Salem-area home on the report of a domestic disturbance involving Gipson and a woman and child. Officers were dispatched to the 4700 block of Lancaster Drive Northeast.
Detectives said they tried to arrest Gipson but he refused to cooperate. Police said he was holed up inside the home, reportedly armed with a weapon, but the mother and child were both safe.
A SWAT squad was called to the scene and area residents were evacuated or notified of the danger.
Hours later, SWAT officers cleared the scene after realizing that Gipson had somehow escaped.
After he turned himself in Thursday, Gipson was charged with assault and menacing.