SWAT team called to deal with armed, barricaded person in Pinellas
By WFLA.com web staff
ST. PETERSBURG, FL (WFLA) -
A 6-hour stand off ended peacefully in Lealman, Pinellas County. Deputies arrested Martiego Wallace after they say he confronted a woman and her brother about snitching on him. They say he ran into a random house where a couple and their young child live. The family ran out the door. Wallace stayed inside and deputies say he would not talk to the SWAT team who tried to contact him. Eventually, they say Wallace jumped from a 2-story window to a garage, then the ground. They say he fought with SWAT members and tried to grab a deputy's gun. He has a warrant for a burglary charge and has been arrested at least 12 times since 2007.