The standoff near Cade is over and ended peacefully, according to St. Martin Parish PIO Major Ginny Higgins.
The standoff started around 2:00 p.m. when deputies received a call of a disturbance taking place in the 1500 block of Old Spanish Trail Hwy. When deputies arrived, they were told the subject got into a verbal argument with two individuals outside a convenience store. The subject, now identified as 60-year-old Daniel S. Vallot, of Cade, brandished a firearm and threatened to shoot the individuals. He then fled to his trailer, which was located behind the store.
After about an hour-long conversation with deputies, the subject did exit the home and was subsequently arrested. Vallot is facing two counts of Aggravated Assault with a Firearm.
The area around the Food and Fun on La. 182 was blocked off for safety. Deputies asked residents to stay inside. Higgins said the area is high-traffic and that, along with the current situation, caused a heightened environment for everyone involved.
When asked if St. Martin Deputies followed any extra safety measures because of COVID-19, Higgins said deputies have a protocol to follow "to keep everyone safe, including the person we're dealing with."
Vallot was booked into the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center on the above assault charges. At this time, no bond has been set.