Mt. Vernon Man Arrested, Facing $100k Bail In Connection With Police Standoff in February

Mt. Vernon Man Arrested, Facing $100k Bail In Connection With Police Standoff in February

JEFFERSON COUNTY — Bail has been set at $100,000 for a 41-year-old Mt. Vernon man arrested over the weekend on charges stemming from an incident last month that resulted in a police standoff for hours in Mt. Vernon.

Mt. Vernon police arrested Anthony Garrett on Saturday after an off-duty officer observed him in the area of Salem Road and Warren.

On-duty officers responded to the area to attempt and locate him. Garrett initially ran from officers but was taken into custody.

Garrett was transported to the Jefferson County Jail on initial charges of criminal trespass to a residence with persons present, aggravated domestic battery and resisting arrest.

Garrett was also wanted on an outstanding Washington County warrant for failure to appear-driving while license suspended and obstructing identification. Bail on that warrant was set at $6,500.

The charges in Jefferson County stem from an early morning incident on February 25th, in which officers from the Mt Vernon Police Department responded to 816 Apricot for a report of an armed person who had forced their way into the residence and battered two people inside.

It was believed the person, Anthony Garrett, was still inside the residence. The Mt Vernon Police Department/Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department High-Risk Team was activated to search the residence. Garrett was not located inside the residence at that time.

He’s been formally charged in Jefferson County court with Class 2 felony being a felon in possession of a firearm with a prior conviction, Class 3 felony aggravated battery causing great bodily harm and Class 4 felony domestic battery.