Update: Lex Police Looking for Man From Afternoon Standoff

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Updated: 7/22/2013 7:57 pm
An afternoon standoff in Lexington has turned into a manhunt.

Lexington Police say they're searching for Delon Eugene Oliver after he originally barricaded himself in a home off Pennebaker Dr. on Lexington's east side.

Emergency response units had tried to make contact with him from outside the home, when they gained entry, he was gone.

Police say they did find a gun in the backyard. They believe Oliver left the weapon behind after he fled.

Police say he does have warrants out for his arrest in Jessamine County, on charges for burglary and assault.

Investigators say they responded to a call from a woman at the home around 1pm on Monday.

They say she told police that her and Oliver had been in a verbal argument, and that she asked Oliver to leave. When he did not, she called police.

Upon arriving at the scene, police say the woman and children inside were able to get out of the home unharmed.

Police say they had made contact with Oliver briefly as the woman and children were leaving the house, but did not hear from him again.
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AcDad - 7/22/2013 8:40 PM
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The entire Lexington PD needs to be reevaluated from the Chief on down. Every story that is reported the suspect has gotten away, escaped from transport etc. How the heck do you have a standoff with over 30 police covering the area & the suspect gets away? This is not the first case of poor policing. With these suspects still on the lam there is going to be more danger to innocent people because Lexington's Finest CANNOT do their job to the fullest extent.
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