BAKER COUNTY, Fla. -- A former Florida corrections officer is in custody after an armed standoff with Baker County Sheriff's Office deputies ended peacefully Monday evening.
It is the second time in just over a month that Evan Michael Rhoden, 26, has had a run in with the law.
On May 19, Rhoden led BCSO on a high speed chase, with speeds in excess of 155 mph, and was charged with fleeing and eluding police and reckless driving, according to an arrest report.
On Monday a BCSO special response team was dispatched to Rhoden's home were he was allegedly making threats towards family members and himself while wielding a firearm, according to Maj. Gerald Gonzalez.
Family members were able to exit the home safely and notified BCSO that Rhoden was unstable.
Officers arrived and were able to make contact using a PA speaker. Rhoden eventually exited the home, threw a handgun on the ground, and surrendered to authorities.
Gonzalez said a number of guns were found inside the house including handguns, hunting rifles and assault rifles.
The incident occurred near SR-228 and North Blvd in downtown Mcclenny.
BCSO evacuated the surrounding neighborhood as a precaution.
Rhoden is a former corrections officer with the Florida Department of Corrections, according to Gonzalez.
Rhoden is charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a firearm.
First Coast News