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Deputies' stand-off with man barricaded in Lealman home comes to end

LEALMAN — A man who barricaded himself in his house on Monday morning, sparking an hours-long standoff with Pinellas County sheriff's deputies, came out peacefully at 4 p.m., authorities said.

Kevin Alonzo Bynes, 45, of 4051 45th Ave. N, was taken into custody without a struggle, sheriff's officials said. He was charged with one count of obstruction.

Bynes' roommate initially called authorities after she became concerned about his conduct. She told deputies she believed Bynes was a felon in possession of firearms.

When deputies arrived at the house about 10:30 a.m., Bynes barricaded himself in the home, locking windows and doors. He locked himself in a bedroom, then tried to escape through a back window.

But deputies covered the back of the building as negotiators from the Sheriff's Office spoke with Bynes over the phone.

Hours later, he emerged from the house and was taken into police custody.

Deputies said they learned that Bynes had firearms in the residence, which they were searching for late Monday afternoon.

Deputies were still processing the scene, and had not found any firearms by early Monday evening.

Bynes has outstanding warrants on property crime charges — among them grand theft and felony burglary, officials said. He also has a history of violent crime and has spent time in state prison, deputies reported.

Deputies' stand-off with man barricaded in Lealman home comes to end 07/18/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 12:22am]
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