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Convicted felon accused of assaulting woman, barricading himself in High Point home on Brentwood Street arrested, police say

HIGH POINT, N.C. (WGHP) — A convicted felon on federal probation was arrested in High Point on Sunday and is accused of assaulting a woman and barricading himself inside a home, according to a High Point Police Department news release.

Around 9:30 p.m., the HPPD SWAT Team and Crisis Negotiation Team responded to the 1100 block of Brentwood Street when they were told someone, later identified as William K. Sykes, 39, of Trinity, was barricaded in a home.

Kennedy was involved in a domestic dispute inside the home, the release says.

Around 8 p.m., a woman called High Point 911 and said Sykes assaulted her and damaged her vehicle. She went to the magistrate’s office and took out warrants for assault on a female and injury to real property.

When she got back to the home, she said Sykes assaulted her again and threatened her with a gun.

The victim escaped the home and reported the second assault to High Point 911.

When officers returned, Sykes barricaded himself in the home. He surrendered after about three hours.

Officers executed a search warrant at the home and found a gun, ammunition and drug paraphernalia.

Officers arrested and charged Sykes with:

  • two counts of assault on a female
  • injury to personal property
  • resist, delay or obstruct a public officer
  • firearm by felon

Sykes is a convicted felon on federal probation for the federal charges of distribution of
cocaine.

He also has prior felony convictions for possession of cocaine and assault inflicting serious bodily injury.

High Point officers arrested Sykes on an assault charge in 2023. In August, he was charged with assault on a female by a male over 18 years old.


Source: Fox 8 News Channel

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