(Avoca) 34-year-old Aaron Hocken of Avoca has been arrested by the Pottawattie County Sheriff's on a porbation violation. The arrest came after after a five and a half hour standoff that ended peacefully at his parent's home near Avoca. Sheriff Jeff Danker explains that the warrant for Hocken's arrested stated that Hocken may be considered armed and dangerous.
"The deputies arived there and made contact with an individual male and he denied being Aaron. The deputies kept pressing him, trying to figure out who he was, and he ran into the house and would not come back out again."
At that point, the deputies contacted the emergency response team.
"The E-R-T team arrived and Council Bluffs Police negotiators came out to assist also. They continued to try to make contact with the individual and it started about 4:00 p.m. We actually were able to put a throw-phone inside the house and continually tried to contact him and he did not respond."
Danker says at about 9:15 the nogotiators did make contact with Hocken who peacefully surrendered and was placed under arrest for the probation violation. Hocken was taken to the Shelby County Jail.