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Man barricaded in Reidsville apartment taken into custody

Reidsville police said Rayshawn Hairston was wanted on numerous weapons charges across Guilford, Rockingham and Davidson counties.

REIDSVILLE, N.C. — A man wanted for numerous weapons charges was taken into custody after a standoff in Reidsville. The man barricaded himself after United States Marshals and Reidsville police officers tried serving warrants early Friday morning, Reidsville Police officials said. 

Police said officers and US Marshals went to an apartment on Marcellus Street at 5 a.m. to serve warrants of arrest to Rayshawn Rochelle Hairston. 

Police said Hairston was wanted in Guilford, Rockingham and Davidson counties on numerous felony charges, including shooting into a vehicle and pointing a weapon. Police said Hairston was also wanted for a shooting at a Reidsville convenience store that happened on May 8. 

Officials said they made numerous attempts to make contact with Hairston throughout the day and night. They said his pregnant girlfriend and a 1-year-old child were inside for several hours before they safely came out unharmed. 

Police said the apartment building was evacuated and school buses were rerouted during the standoff. 

Investigators said police started searching for both Hairston and Victor Donte McCollum, 30 of Reidsville back on May 8 relating to a shooting on West Harrison Street in Reidsville.

Officers learned in early May that a 16-year-old boy was shot in the leg while sitting in a vehicle. Investigators said the boy was taken to the hospital by a relative.

Police said they are still searching for McCollum. If you have information on his whereabouts, call Reidsville Police Department at 336-349-1010. 

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