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Originally published: 2014-01-20 18:05:36
Last modified: 2014-01-20 18:06:22

Boone woman arrested after two-hour standoff

by Allison Haver

Agents with the U.S. Marshals Violent Offender Task Force in the Western District of North Carolina, along with the Watauga County Sheriff's Office, ended a standoff Jan. 16 by arresting Francis Calhoun Yancey for possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and manufacturing, selling and distributing methamphetamine, according to the U.S. Marshall Service.


A joint investigation by U.S. Marshals from the Western District of North Carolina and the Watauga County Sheriff's Office revealed that Yancey was living at 110 Seven Oaks Lane in Boone, the U.S. Marshall Service said in a statement. As law enforcement officers approached the residence, Yancey barricaded herself inside, but after approximately two hours, she surrendered to authorities.  Yancey was ultimately arrested and confined in the Watauga County Jail, pending court proceedings.


The U.S. Marshals Violent Offenders Task Force is a fugitive apprehension team, consisting of law enforcement officers from the U.S. Marshals Service, Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department and the N.C. Department of Public Safety.


Annually, investigations carried out by the U.S. Marshals result in the apprehension of approximately 34,000 federal fugitives. Marshals arrest more federal fugitives than all other federal agencies combined, according to a statement made by the U.S. Marshalls Service.