Man at the center of Vigo County standoff appears in court

Members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force tried to arrest 39-year-old Joshua Lankford for an outstanding warrant.

Posted: Mar. 1, 2019 1:47 PM
Updated: Mar. 1, 2019 1:52 PM

VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - The man at the center of a Vigo County police standoff went to court on Friday morning.

That man is 39-year-old Joshua Lankford.

Members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force tried to arrest Lankford for an outstanding warrant.

However, police say he did not respond to commands to come out of the house, located in the Fontanet area.

LINK | ONE PERSON IN CUSTODY AFTER VIGO COUNTY STANDOFF

Eventually, police say they found Lankford in the crawl space of the home on North Baldwin Street.

On Friday, Lankford appeared in court to hear the information filed against him.

According to online court documents, he had a public defender appointed to him.

A not guilty plea was also entered on his behalf.

Lankford is slated to return to court on Monday.

He remains behind bars on a $35,000 bond.

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