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25-Year-Old SF Man Arrested After Standoff

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"We're not going to go away. We're going to make sure the issue is resolved," said Lt. Galen Smidt.

That was the attitude of Sioux Falls law enforcement during a standoff Thurs.

Police arrived at a house on the 600 Block of Marion Rd. just after 9:00 a.m., to issue two drug warrants to 25-year-old Cody Michael Smith.

"Contact was made with several individuals in the house that were removed from the house, none of which were Mr. Smith," said Lt. Smidt.

Four people were taken out of the home, and police say all the witneses gave them reason to believe Smith may have weapons inside.

"Through various methods we did eventually make contact with Mr. Smith, and confirm that he was in there with his girlfriend," said Lt. Smidt.

Police and Crisis Negotiators worked for the next several hours to get Smith and his 18-year-old girlfriend out of the house.

In order to ensure the safety of the neighbors in the area, the two homes that were next to the house where Smith was were evacuated.

Several hours into the standoff, the SWAT team made the decision to try to get Smith to move by breaking a window.

"It was just an attention getter that our SWAT team uses in an attempt to get them out in a safe manner," said Lt. Smidt.

About an hour later, at 1:37 p.m. Smith and his girlfriend gave themselves up, unarmed. Neither would say why the put up a fight.

"We've had a little run here of these type of things, and we like to see a safe conclusion that we had today, but we'd rather not even get to this point," said Lt. Smidt.

Police say it's always worth taking their time if it means getting everyone out safely.

Smith was arrested for the original drug charges. It is still unknown whether or not he will receive additional charges.

Although six people were inside the home, only one other person besides Smith was arrested for violating parole.

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