Update: OPD assists U.S. Marshals to arrest subject barricaded in residence

September 15, 2020 | 3:18 pm

Updated September 15, 2020 | 5:08 pm

Update 4:30 p.m.: The subject has been identified as 35-year-old Michael Fairrow of Owensboro. The Owensboro Police Department was assisting the United States Marshal Service, which was attempting to serve a federal indictment warrant on Fairrow. 

The incident took place in the 3900 block of Evergreen Drive. Fairrow was taken into custody without issue after a few hours of remaining inside the residence on the west side of Owensboro, according to OPD officials.

“We received information from family members that he was likely armed and he had made indications that he would not surrender,” said OPD Public Information Officer Andrew Boggess. “Based upon that and indications that we had that we believed he was inside the apartment, we attempted to make contact.”


Boggess said it was determined that Fairrow ultimately had climbed into the attic and ended up entering into an adjacent apartment that was occupied at the time. Boggess said those residents were able to evacuate the apartment safely. 

Boggess said he does not believe there were any injuries or that there was ever a hostage situation based upon preliminary reports. 

The incident is still under investigation, and Boggess said several charges are likely.

Streets are back open for traffic.

Update 3:30 p.m.: The subject is now in custody. Law enforcement will still remain on the scene. A name has not been released at this time.

Owensboro Police Department is responding to a developing situation in which a subject has possibly barricaded himself inside a residence located in a subdivision behind the Sleep Inn off US 60 West.

According to OPD Public Information Officer Andrew Boggess, officers were attempting to execute a warrant when the subject barricaded himself.

The situation began before noon and has escalated over the last hour. Boggess said OPD is attempting to resolve the situation peaceably.

Streets in the immediate area have been blocked off.

The OPD Emergency Response Team and Hazardous Device Unit is also on scene.

This story will be updated if more information becomes available.

September 15, 2020 | 3:18 pm

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