Rosamond standoff ends with man in custody

ROSAMOND, Ill. (WAND) - A Macon County Sheriff's Deputy was taken into custody following a stand-off situation in Rosamond Saturday evening.

Christian County Sheriff's Office requested the assistance of ISP for an armed and barricaded man in a house.  After several hours of negotiations, officers took Markes Rodgers, 51, of Rosamond into custody without further incident.  Rodgers was taken to a local hospital for evaluation.

The Macon County Sheriff's Office confirmed to WAND-TV that Rodgers is a deputy with the department.

Court records show that Rodgers is facing a preliminary charge of attempted murder.  He is due back in court on September 14.

The incident is still under investigation.

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