Joplin police and U.S. Marshals were involved in a four-hour standoff Wednesday night that ended with the arrest of Davon A. Granger, 22, of Joplin, who was wanted on a homicide warrant out of Ohio, police said in a statement this morning.
Granger has been accused of shooting Courtney L. Elmore, 29, as Elmore climbed into a van on Willamont Avenue in Columbus, Ohio, in May 2015.
In July 2015, police in Columbus charged Chiquetta L. Hager, 26, of Zanesville, Ohio, with murder in connection with the shooting, saying she coaxed Elmore out of his house and into the van. Police also charged Dante M. Young, 29, of Columbus, Ohio, with tampering with evidence in connection with the case, according to The Columbus Dispatch.
Sgt. Rusty Rives with the Joplin Police Department said the department had been surveying 433 N. Wall Ave., Granger’s location, off and on throughout the day. Police officers approached the residence around 4:50 p.m. At 5:45 p.m. the SWAT team was called in.
Rives said the SWAT team was activiated "because of the nature of the warrant. When you have high-risk warrants, that’s what those guys are for.”
Granger was apprehended and taken into custody at 9:22 p.m. after being located under the house by a police dog.
Joplin Fire and METS ambulance also responded to the scene. No one working the scene was injured.
Granger is currently in the Joplin City Jail.