A fugitive is behind bars after a tense standoff in a motel in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.
On Monday, at 8:45 a.m., officials with the Camden County Sheriff’s Special Investigation Unit received a tip that 30-year-old Maurice Bodie was staying at the Feather Nest Inn on Hampton Road.
Officials say Bodie was wanted in Union County on a sentencing warrant for unlawful possession of weapons and resisting arrest.
Police say they spotted Bodie inside the motel and ordered him out of the building. Bodie allegedly refused to surrender and barricaded himself and his partner inside his motel room.
The Camden County Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team and the Cherry Hill Police Department later responded to the scene and a brief standoff took place.
Officials say negotiators eventually convinced Bodie to surrender. He was arrested without incident while his partner was safely secured.
“This multi-pronged effort by several units of the Sheriff’s Department and the Cherry Hill Police Department got a guy off the street that was wanted in other jurisdictions for serious crimes,” said Camden County Sheriff Charles H. Billingham. “This was a true team effort and everyone executed their tasks flawlessly getting the suspect into custody in a timely manner and without a hitch.”
Bodie was charged with an additional count of resisting arrest on top of his current sentencing warrant, which includes an eight-year sentence in state prison. He was remanded to the county jail on $75,000 cash bail.