Prosecutor IDs suspect in 6-hour standoff in GR

Thearthur Alexander
An Aug. 5, 2017 mug shot of Thearthur Alexander from the Kent County Correctional Facility.

GRAND RAPIDS (WOOD) — Authorities are releasing the name of a man who was arrested following a six-hour standoff with Grand Rapids police overnight Saturday.

The Kent County Prosecutor’s Office says 39-year-old Thearthur Alexander is expected to be formally charged with assault and resisting or obstructing a police officer Monday afternoon.

Around 9:30 p.m. Friday, police say a woman called 911 from the 200 block of Leonard St. NE, claiming a man had a gun to someone’s head. But shortly after, the call disconnected.

Police cleared the area, evacuating a duplex-style home where the call came from, but no one came out of the apartment in question.

Around 3 a.m. Saturday, police were able to get in contact with one man inside. He was taken into custody without incident. No one else was inside the apartment.