VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – A man facing eviction was arrested after pointing a weapon at a Volusia County deputy during a standoff Thursday at a Port Orange home, authorities said.
Curtis Lapiere Jr., 56, is facing a charge of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer following the hours-long standoff, which unfolded in the area of Southfork Court and Southampton Drive, the sheriff’s office said.
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Investigators said Lapiere Jr. was facing eviction from his parents’ home, where he barricaded for several hours.
SWAT, bomb drone, Air One, Mobile Command Post and negotiator teams worked the scene until about 3:30 p.m. when Lapiere Jr. finally surrendered, according to deputies.
Update: Detectives discovered a counterfeiting operation inside the house.— Volusia Sheriff (@VolusiaSheriff) May 27, 2022
In addition to the handgun on the defendant's hip, deputies also recovered a rifle, shotgun shells, 9mm ammunition & 9mm magazine.
The Secret Service has been contacted for follow-up RE: counterfeiting. pic.twitter.com/F6Fb87pu3Q
Once they were able to execute a search warrant, deputies say they found a significant amount of counterfeit money and printing equipment in the home.
The U.S. Secret Service has been contacted.
Lapiere Jr. was also issued a trespass warning for the home from which he was evicted, deputies said.
He is currently booked in the Volusia County jail and being held without bond.