On Oct. 23 at approximately 3:02 p.m., officers with the Goldsboro Police Department located a subject in a vehicle known to them who had active misdemeanor domestic warrants.
The officers attempted to take the subject into custody, but he fled from them in the vehicle. A short time later, the vehicle was located by another officer who attempted a traffic stop. The suspect then used his vehicle to strike the police vehicle several times prior to fleeing a second time.
The officer gave chase, and the suspect stopped a short distance away, fled into his apartment in the 300 block of Olivia Lane, and barricaded himself inside. The suspect was identified as Daniel Justin Darden, 32, of Goldsboro.
After approximately a two-hour standoff, the subject was taken into custody around 5:30 p.m. with no injuries to him or the officers on the scene. The suspect was transported to the Wayne County Magistrates Office where he was charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon on law enforcement, one count of assault with a deadly weapon, one count of careless and reckless driving, one count of hit and run, one count of felony flee to elude, one count of misdemeanor breaking and entering, and one count of resist delay and obstruct,.
In addition to the listed charges, Darden was also served with the domestic warrants. Darden was left in the custody of the Wayne County Detention Center with no bond pending a first appearance on Oct. 24.