Update: Man Charged After Barricading Himself Inside Hotel

By November 24, 2020Press Releases

Columbia Police Department (CPD) officers have charged the 27-year-old male who barricaded himself inside a hotel last week with an incident that occurred last year in North Columbia.

On November 21, 2020, law enforcement officers located Isaac Watson (DOB: 11-30-1993) inside the Candlewood Inn and Suites on Atlas Road. Watson allegedly refused several requests to come up peacefully. After a few hours, Watson surrendered to law enforcement.

CPD has charged Watson with Possession of a Stolen Pistol, Unlawful Carrying of a Pistol, Possession of a Firearm by a Person Convicted of a Crime of Violence, Failure to Stop for Blue Lights and Sirens, Hit and Run Attended Vehicle, and Two Counts of Unlawful Neglect Toward a Child in connection with a 2019 case.

On December 4, 2019, a CPD officer initiated a suspicious vehicle stop on Watson’s vehicle at the 600 block of Rawl Street.  After refusing to stop, Watson is accused of crashing into a car before abandoning his car with two children inside (9 and 6-years-old) and running away from the scene.

After searching Watson’s car and rescuing the children, additional officers also seized a gun that was reported stolen out of Forest Acres.

All persons arrested/charged are presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty in a court of law.