From: Hannibal Police Department
Date: Wednesday, April 5, 2023
Contact: Lieutenant J.M. Grote
On Tuesday, April 4th, at about 3:25pm NECOMM advised Hannibal Officers an Adams County Illinois Deputy was pursuing a grey Dodge Dart west bound on I-72. Hannibal Officers were familiar with the vehicle due to prior contacts with police. Officers saw the vehicle and recognized the driver, Quinton Long 27 of Hannibal, who had a felony parole warrant for dangerous drugs out of Pike County Missouri. As officers attempted to stop Long he continued to flee. Due to the recklessness of Long’s driving the pursuit was quickly terminated by officers. The Dodge Dart was located in the area of Grace St. and Virginia. Officer knew Long frequented a home in the 1200 block of Broadway. As officers approached the home they saw Long looking out of a window. Officers quickly surrounded the home and had established that Long had barricaded himself in the attic. The Special Response Team (SRT) was activated and responded to the scene. A SRT member saw Long in the attic who was armed with a taser and knife. Long stated he was going to charge the officers and force officers to shoot him. SRT disengaged and then deployed pepper spray into the attic which made Long extremely uncomfortable and he surrendered peacefully. Long was taken to Hannibal Regional Hospital to decontaminate from the attic insulation and pepper spray. He was then taken to the Marion County Jail. The Hannibal Police Department was assisted by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and Missouri State Highway Patrol.
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