WALKER COUNTY MAN FACES FELONY CHARGES AFTER STANDOFF WITH POLICE

A man accused of getting into a standoff with Walker County authorities last week is now facing harsher charges.

Andy Dewayne Morrow, 48, of Cordova has been charged with first-degree kidnapping, first-degree burglary and three counts of making a terrorist threat. He’s being held in the Walker County Jail on a $180,000 cash bond.

The event happened March 24, when Cordova Police contacted the Walker County Sheriff’s Office to help with a suspect barricaded in his home.

Walker County Sheriff Jim Underwood said Morrow is accused of kidnapping his daughter while armed with a shotgun in an attempt to get his wife to meet with him. The daughter managed to escape and call for help, and that’s when Morrow returned to his home and barricaded himself inside.

After three hours of unsuccessful negotiations, the SWAT team and officers got into the home and arrested Morrow without incident.

After a psychiatric evaluation, Morrow’s misdemeanor charges were upgraded to felony charges.

 

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