Great Cacapon man arrested after police standoff

A man identified as a fugitive from justice held off police attempting to serve a warrant at a residence in the 300 block of Justin Road in Great Cacapon on Friday, June 30 at about 11 p.m.

According to a criminal complaint filed in Morgan County Magistrate Court by West Virginia State Trooper Ward, two officers approached the residence on foot and observed a man lying on a bed through an open window.

The man, identified as Robert P. Holibaugh, 65, of Great Cacapon, raised his head when officers announced their presence through the window, then exited the bedroom, claiming he was not dressed.

Holibaugh failed to heed their commands to return to the bedroom, whereupon the officers entered the bedroom through the open window.

Officers then began opening doors throughout the residence, searching for the man and instructing him to announce his presence.

They located Holibaugh inside a side room, from where he claimed he had a gun and he was contemplating suicide.

State Police attempted to deescalate the situation, requesting assistance from Morgan County Sheriff’s Office and Hampshire County Sheriff’s Office.

West Virginia State Police ultimately deployed a successful Taser target, and apprehended the man without incident.

Holibaugh was arrested and charged with being a prohibited person with a firearm.  He remains incarcerated at Eastern Regional Jail awaiting a hearing.